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Michael Jones

World Snooker Championship LIVE: Latest scores and results as Mark Selby takes on John Higgins

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Ronnie O’Sullivan has been knocked out of the World Snooker Championship after being shocked by Belgian Luca Brecel in their quarter-final at the Crucible Theatre.

O’Sullivan was looking to win an eighth world title – an achievement unprecedented in the modern era – but utterly collapsed in a tepid showing against the ninth-seed Brecel, who took full advantage by rattling off seven frames in a row. The Belgian Bullet will play either Scotland’s Anthony McGill or the hugely impressive 20-year-old Chinese debutant Si Juahui in the semi-finals.

Across the Crucible floor, two four-time champions are locked in an entertaining encounter. John Higgins stormed into a 4-1 lead over Mark Selby but the second seed roared back to set up a well-poised match, with the winner to face the in-form Mark Allen, who saw off Welsh debutant Jak Jones 13-10 to reach the semi-finals.

Follow all the live scores and results from the Crucible Theatre with our live blog, below:

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