World Cup of Darts: Van den Bergh on why he’s ‘enthusiastic’ for Belgium’s hopes

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World Cup of Darts: Van den Bergh on why he's 'enthusiastic' for Belgium's hopes



Dimitri Van Den Bergh is ready to take on the world (Picture: Getty Images)Belgium are one of the dark horses of the World Cup of Darts and Dimitri van den Bergh is ‘enthusiastic’ about his country’s chances of success.
Van den Bergh will be partnering Kim Huybrechts in Hamburg this week as they look to become just the third nation to lift the World Cup.
Only Netherlands and England have got their hands on the trophy in the past, but Belgium have come close.
Kim and brother Ronny reached the 2013 final, losing out to the English team of Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis.
Now Van den Bergh is on board and, with Kim looking good in practice, the Dreammaker is ready to claim some scalps.

Kim Huybrechts has been playing in the World Cup since 2012 (Picture: Getty Images)‘I feel prepared,’ Dimitri told the Darts Show podcast. ‘I’ve had a couple of weeks’ practice with Kim. To be fair I have to say Kim is playing really good so I’m feeling enthusiastic for the World Cup.
‘I’m looking forward to just representing my country, I’m looking forward to playing pairs with Kim and it’s always a special feeling when you can wear the colours of your country.’
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Van den Bergh did have to go through the slightly awkward process of replacing Ronny in the national team, splitting up the pair of brothers.
The World Cup of Darts teams are based on the PDC Order of Merit and with Kim and Dimitri riding high in the top 32 and Ronny down at #65, the Rebel had to make way for the Dreammaker.
‘For me it was an honour to represent Belgium but also to take Ronny’s place,’ said Van den Bergh.
‘I’ve always loved to see Kim and Ronny play because I’ve seen them play so many pairs tournaments. That’s something magical and that’s why I stayed the year before to support them.
‘It’s incredible to see them play and the connection they have as brothers. That was always beautiful so me taking Ronny’s spot was not too easy but I’ve done my best to honour him.’
Belgium meet Hong Kong in the first round of the World Cup of Darts on Thursday evening in Hamburg.
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