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England retained their title by defeating Belgium in the final of the World Cup of Darts in Hamburg on Sunday.

Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis saw off Belgian brothers Kim and Ronny Huybrechts to win the exciting tournament in Germany.

The pair had earlier seen off Mark Webster’s Welsh team, who enjoyed another successful World Cup campaign.

Webster, who was partnered by Richie Burnett, has reached at least the last four stage in all three stagings of the PDC tournament.

And Wales almost prevented tournament favourites England from recapturing their crown but were denied a place in the final after surrendering a 3-1 lead in the pairs decider.

“It was gutting to go out when we needed just one leg from three,” said Webster, who is hoping to build on his encouraging form.

“England showed their class in the end and we’re not too downbeat on reflection.

“I thoroughly enjoyed the tournament and played well in patches. I’m looking forward to the rest of the year now.

“It was great to have Richie in my corner again. Full credit to Phil and Adrian and roll on the rest of 2013.”

By Chris Murphy

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