The Philippines have been replaced by Italy in the line-up for the Betfair World Cup of Darts in Hamburg

Last Updated: 22/01/13 1:02pm

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Champions: Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis

Champions: Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis

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Italy have been added to the line-up for the Betfair World Cup of Darts following the withdrawal of the Philippines.

Daniele Petri and Matteo Dal Monte join the field for the February 1-3 showpiece in Hamburg after travel problems grounded Lourence Ilagan and Christian Perez.

The duo will take the Philippines' place in Group D alongside Wales and Spain for the group stage of the £150,000 event at the Alsterdorfer Sporthalle.

The tournament begins with a round-robin group stage to be played over Friday afternoon, evening and Saturday afternoon.

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The lower-ranked nations will compete in the opening group games in the afternoon session on Friday, with the losers playing the seeded nation in the second games that evening.

The seeded nation will then play the winners of the opening game in the final group match on Saturday afternoon, before the top two from each group progress to the last 16 later that night.

The quarter-finals will be held on Sunday afternoon, with the semi-finals and final on Sunday evening.

Reigning champions Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis begin the defence of their title against Austrian pair Mensur Suljovic and Maik Langendorf and Japan's Haruki Muramatsu and Sho Katsumi in Group A.

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