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Rob Kroos wins the fencing of the former world champions at the World Darts Cup

England’s Rob Cross will now meet Northern Ireland’s Daryl Gurney in the third round of the Darts World Cup.

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London. Rob Kroes won the former World Darts Championships in London and kicked Raymond van Barneveld out of the tournament.

The 31-year-old Englishman won 3-1 in a high-profile match against his Dutch rival, and will now face Northern Ireland’s Daryl Gurney in the third round.

Kroos won the world title against record champion Phil Taylor on his debut in 2018. Van Barneveld’s five titles (1998, 1999, 2003, 2005 and 2007) at the world’s most important are still a long way off. After retiring in December 2019, the 54-year-old returned to the tour just a year earlier.

Goodbye this afternoon Austrian seed Mansour Sulyovic. The veteran lost 3-2 to Scotsman Alan Sutter after taking a 2-0 lead and forgetting several darts. Portugal’s Jose de Sousa defeated England’s Jason Lowe 3-2. The third round begins on December 27. Then even seasoned professionals can compete against each other. The finals will be held at Alexandra Palace on January 3rd.

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