SNOOKER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2012: Luca Brecel out

Brave Brecel knocked out as Maguire advances into second round

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11:24 GMT, 23 April 2012

Stephen Maguire put an emphatic end to Luca Brecel's first Betfred.com World Championship campaign on Monday morning.

Brecel, who at 17 years and 45 days became the youngest player in the history of the tournament, left the arena smiling despite losing 10-5 to Scotland's world No 7, a former semi-finalist in Sheffield.

Still smiling: Brecel leaves the Crucible

Still smiling: Brecel leaves the Crucible

Brecel showed flashes of his quality during Sunday's opening session, in which he made his first century on snooker's most famous stage, but he was always behind and Maguire goes on to play either Graeme Dott or Joe Perry in the second round.

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