Jose De Sousa became the first Portuguese player to reach a televised quarter-final by defeating Dave Chisnall in the BoyleSports Grand Slam of Darts on Friday, as Simon Whitlock, James Wade and Dimitri Van den Bergh also progressed.
De Sousa has made huge strides in less than two years on the PDC circuit full-time, and will continue his progression in Coventry after booking a spot in Sunday's last eight with a 10-7 win over Chisnall.
The 2020 BetVictor World Cup of Darts begins on Friday as 32 nations compete for the title in Salzburg, with reigning champions Scotland taking on Japan in their first round tie.
The tenth staging of the World Cup of Darts will see 32 countries represented by two-player teams at the Salzburgarena in Austria to compete from November 6-8.
From the original field, Singapore and China's withdrawals have allowed Portugal and Latvia to make their World Cup debut this weekend.