MAGNUS CARIS is hoping to end his 32-year professional career on a high at the 2019 BetVictor World Cup of Darts in Hamburg this weekend.
Having flown the flag of Swedish darts for the bulk of his career, Caris recently announced his intention to retire after the World Cup, where he will represent his country for one last time alongside Dennis Nilsson.
Sweden will face Brazil on Day One of the tournament on Thursday live on Sky Sports, and Caris is hoping that match won't be his last appearance in blue and yellow colours.
"It's always an honour to represent your country," Caris told the Weekly Dartscast.
"I'll be playing alongside Dennis, who is a good friend of mine, so I'm sure it will be an awesome time in Hamburg.
"We will do our best and hopefully we will be able to win our first match. We play a lot of doubles games in Scandinavia so hopefully that will give us an advantage.
"We're going to give it everything and as long as we can be healthy and have a good life after this then I will be very happy."
The 50-year-old began his career playing in Swedish events before playing in BDO events from 1987, going on to reach the semi-finals of Lakeside in 1994.
Caris made his Alexandra Palace debut in 2010, before winning his PDC Tour Card in 2011 which he held until 2016, while also starring in every World Cup until 2018.
"I think 40 years of darts is enough! I'm 50 now so I think I can go on with something else in my life," Caris added.
"It was a great honour to play against people like Eric Bristow in my early career, I used to look up to players like him on TV.
"In 2010 my wife said 'Magnus, you're too goo just to play in Sweden, you need to play on an international tour', so she sponsored me to play in PDC events.
"Playing at Ally Pally was very different to Lakeside, everything is so much more professional and so much bigger.
"It was great to play on that stage, I like the crowd and all the PDC officials who are so friendly and took care of a lost Swede!
"To play on the ProTour was fantastic playing against the best players in the world every week. Just being a part of the PDC was great and hitting the nine darter [on the ProTour in 2015] has to be my highlight."
The BetVictor World Cup of Darts will be held from June 6-9 at the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany.
Broadcast live on Sky Sports, the tournament will see 32 countries represented by two players each in the unique event which features both doubles and singles matches.