The cabal becomes a kind of amulet for the most superstitious in many sports competitions, even if they have nothing to do with each other. Very remembered is the prophecy that linked Liverpool in the Champions League final, the wedding of the Prince of Wales and the death of the Pope. The first two were produced in 2018, but Francisco survived.
This Sunday there may be one more, which in this case links one of the current kings of snooker with the Real Madrid. Mark Selby is played with Shaun murphy the world championship in Sheffield, and if he wins it, it will be the fourth scepter for him. The other three he won in 2014, 2016 and 2017.
Whenever ‘Mark the Shark’ (Mark el Tiburon) reached a final, he won it, something he shares with the Madrid club and, furthermore, with a statistic that has been met on those three occasions: Whenever Selby has been proclaimed world champion, Real Madrid has won the Champions. Leicester’s titles coincide with the years of the Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth.
Selby, a great football fan and fan of his hometown club, Leicester, reaches the final after a memorable performance at this World Cup, with a record included: he signed the highest ‘break’ of the tournament with 142 points over the Norwegian Kurt maflin in sixteenths.