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Belgian midfielder, Axel Witsel has declared his retirement from universal football after playing for the national group for 15 a long time.

Axel Witsel’s acquiescence from the national group came weeks after the team’s previous charm Eden Hazard, Toby Alderweireld and reinforcement goalie Simon Mignolet chosen to hang their universal boots after an horrifying execution at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Witsel who is the second-capped Belgium worldwide behind the country’s legend Jan Vertonghen, made his final appearance for the nation on December 1, 2022, amid a World Cup group game against Croatia which finished in a draw.

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Belgium’s unused director, Domenico Tedesco, did not include the 34-year-old protective midfielder against Sweden within the group’s Euro 2024 qualifying coordinate on March 24 which finished in a 3-0 triumph for Belgium.

“After cautious thought, it is with awesome feeling that I have chosen to resign from universal football,” Axel Witsel who is as of now contracted to Atletico Madrid reported on Twitter on Friday as he wished “good luckiness to the modern generation”.

“It is vital for me to spend more time with my family and center on my club”.

In March 2008, Witsel, a French-speaking Belgian who begun his proficient career at Standard Liege, gotten his to begin with objective for his nation. He competed within the Euros in 2016 and 2020 in expansion to the World Cups in 2014, 2018, and 2022. He was a portion of the squad that earned Belgium their most noteworthy World Cup execution by wrapping up third in Russia in 2018.

He moved from Borussia Dortmund to Atletico Madrid within the summer of 2022.

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