Luca Brecel. The first world champion from continental Europe!

Luca Brecel crying after winning the title (foto: Blog snookerowy)

Luca Brecel just written a new chapter in snooker history. The Belgian became the first continental European snooker player to win the world title. You must see this !

Luca Brecel is a 28-year-old from Belgium and a new World Snooker Champion. The first winner of this title from continental Europe.

Although Brecel has been mentioned among the potential future world champions for several years, no one expected that the Belgian would win the title in 2023. So far, the snooker player has had very poor performances in the world championships, being eliminated from the competition in the first round five times. Now the Belgian has finally turned the tide. Although he came close to losing the first match, he defeated Ricky Walden in the deciding set.

Luca Brecel won the World Championship final by beating Mark Selby 18-15 in the final. The Belgian never once allowed Selby to equalize the match and withstood the pressure even when Selby stuck a maximum break in the sixteenth set and tried to take over the lead, chasing his rival from 10:16 to 15:16.

Watch the finish of the final and the moment when Luca Brecel achieved the impossible by becoming the first ever continental European snooker player to win the World Championship.

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