The hamstring broke in January and has stopped all play since then.

Still, defensive key player Axel Witsel is now selected in Belgium's squad for the European Football Championship.

- When the troops have been expanded to 26 players, there is more room for chance.

He has a unique profile, says national team captain Roberto Martínez to Belgian television about the long-term injured Dortmund midfielder.

Witsel is of great importance for the ball winning behind Belgium's many offensive stars.

That he would be given a chance in the squad was expected after positive news of his recovery.

However, there will be no given European Championship place for Alexander Isak's teammate Adnan Januzaj.

The Real Sociedad midfielder is for the time being among Belgium's eleven reserves at home.

In the European Championships, the "red devils" will face Finland, Denmark and Russia in group B.


European Football Championship 2021

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