Kyle and Gary Anderson have steered Scotland and Australia into the last eight at the World Cup.

And the Team Unicorn duo remain on course to clash in the semi-finals in Frankfurt.

Kyle led from the front as Australia beat Spain in a thriller to reach the quarter-finals, while Gary was a class act as the Scots dropped just one leg in beating the boys from Brazil.

The Aussies face now Wales and Scotland play Japan.

It was an easy run for Scotland as Gary beat Bruno Rangel 4-0 and Peter Wright was a 4-1 winner over Diogo Portela and they will take some beating.

It was left to Kyle to help Australia past the winning post against Spain. Simon Whitlock lost to Cristo Reyes, so Anderson had to beat Antonio Alcinas. He duly did by four legs to one and he won it in style with a 170 check-out!

So it all rested on the deciding doubles and it went all the way to a deciding leg, but Australia dominated and Whitlock took out 70 and they were through.

And Belgium’s Team Unicorn pair were terrific again as they swept aside the challenge of Finland. Dimitri van den Bergh and Kim Huybrechts will now face the English pair of Rob Cross and Dave Chisnall in the last eight.

Kim raced to a 4-0 win over Marko Kantele, taking out 81, 96 and 76 on the way and Dimitri averaged 100 as he got past Kim Viljanen 4-1. Van den Bergh actually missed seven darts to win the opening leg but there was no stopping him after that.....two 13 darters, a 14-dart leg to win it and two 180s.

Japan were superb again as Unicorn ace Seigo Asada got the better of Canada and Unicorn ambassador John Part.

The three-times World Champion looked good at 3-1 in front in their singles clash, but back came Asada with three legs on the spin to claim the win. Haruki Muramatsu then beat Dawson Murschell 4-0 to send Japan through to the quarter-finals for only the second time.

But the dream is over for Devon Petersen as his South Africa were beaten by the defending champions. The Netherlands winning both matches 4-0. Devon lost to Raymond van Barneveld and Liam O’Brien was beaten by Michael van Gerwen.

2nd Round results:

Belgium 2-0 Finland

England 2-1 Singapore

Northern Ireland 1-2 Germany

Netherlands 2-0 South Africa

Wales 2-1 Switzerland

Australia 2-1 Spain

Japan 2-0 Canada

Scotland 2-0 Brazil


Wales v Australia

Scotland v Japan

Belgium v England

Germany v Netherlands

By STUART PYKE in Frankfurt

Photos courtesy PDC

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