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The Independent UK
The Independent UK
Ben Fleming

World Snooker Championship final LIVE: Latest score updates as Mark Selby and Luca Brecel battle for title

Protester covers snooker table in orange powder during World Championships

Luca Brecel beat Mark Selby to become the first ever snooker world champion from mainland Europe.

The ‘Belgian Bullet’ resisted a sensational comeback effort by Selby to win his maiden title aged 28. He got the first chance in the last frame after a mistake by Selby and he duly posted his fifth century of the match, a brilliant 112, to seal an 18-15 victory.

“It was so tough,” said Brecel. “He’s the worst opponent to have in a final! He keeps coming back, he’s such a fighter. I don’t know how I did it.”

Relive all the action from the Crucible Theatre in our live blog, below:

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