World Cup of Darts schedule confirmed, watch the event live on Sky Sports
Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis will represent England at the World Cup of Darts
Hosts Germany, two-time winners England and former finalists Australia will be in action on the opening night of the World Cup of Darts, following the confirmation of the schedule of play for June's four-day pairs event, which is shown live on Sky Sports.
The £250,000 tournament will be held from June 11-14 at the Eissporthalle in Frankfurt, with 32 nations being represented by two-player teams who will compete in a knockout format for the title.
England's Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis - the 2012 and 2013 champions - will be in action against Denmark on Thursday June 11 when the opening eight first-round games take place.
Raymond van Barneveld and Michael van Gerwen will represent the Netherlands at the World Cup of Darts
Spain, the semi-finalists in 2010's inaugural PDC World Cup of Darts, kick off the tournament against Norway, with the all-Asian battle between Japan and China to follow before Austria take on the Czech Republic and Gibraltar face Italy.
The first round concludes on Friday June 12, with holders Netherlands - the 2010 winners who regained the title last year - up against the United States of America as they begin their title defence.
Scotland, whose team includes the reigning World Champion and Premier League champion Gary Anderson, face Singapore and former finalists Wales play Hong Kong.
Friday's play kicks off with Canada up against New Zealand before Sweden meet Hungary, while the Republic of Ireland face Poland, Northern Ireland clash with Thailand and South Africa do battle with Finland.
The Bwin World Cup of Darts continues into the weekend with the second-round split across two sessions on Saturday June 13, including a potential European derby between neighbouring nations Austria and Germany.
Sunday June 14 then sees the event conclude with the quarter-finals in the afternoon session and the semi-finals and final in the evening session.
Friday June 12 - Live on Sky Sports 1 at 7pm
First Round x8
Canada (11) v New Zealand
Sweden (15) v Hungary
Wales (7) v Hong Kong
Republic of Ireland (10) v Poland
Northern Ireland (6) v Thailand
Scotland (2) v Singapore
Netherlands (3) v United States of America
South Africa (14) v Finland
Saturday June 13
Afternoon Session - Live on Sky Sports 1 at 1pm, then Sky Sports 3 at 4pm
Belgium/Philippines v Spain /Norway
Australia /Russia v Gibraltar/Italy
Northern Ireland/Thailand v Canada/New Zealand
Wales/Hong Kong v Republic of Ireland/Poland
Evening Session - Live on Sky Sports 1 at 7.30pm
Scotland/Singapore v Sweden/Hungary
Netherlands/USA v South Africa/Finland
England/Denmark v Japan/China
Austria/Czech Republic v Germany/India
Sunday June 14
Afternoon Session - Live on Sky Sports 1 at 1pm
Evening Session - Live on Sky Sports 1 at 7pm