Axel Witsel with the Devils in Cardiff: « An opportunity for young people »


Qualified for the 2022 World Cup since Saturday evening and the 3-1 success against Estonia, Belgium is starting its preparation for the tournament in Qatar. In any case, this is Axel Witsel’s message before facing Wales on Tuesday night in Cardiff.


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Des 23 Red Devils having boarded the plane to Cardiff on Monday afternoon, Axel Witsel is one of five players – along with Jan Vertonghen, Kevin De Bruyne, Dries Mertens and Christian Benteke – to have been present in the city Welsh in September 2012 during the success launching the Belgians towards the qualification for the World Cup in Brazil. It’s obviously been a long time for a Belgian selection which has grown a lot since then. And often by finding the gang at Gareth Bale on his way. Because Wales and Belgium have had a strong common history over the past few years. And the Devils saw all the colors against this opponent so difficult to get around. From the joyous take-off of the campaign for Brazil to the enormous disillusionment in the quarter-finals in Lille, including sharing the day after a qualification obtained in Croatia or frustrating during the qualifiers leading to Euro 2016.



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