Belgium v Croatia

Superstar in the making

September 11, 2012
By Andy Brassell
The towering figure of Axel Witsel is as unmistakable off the pitch as on it. As his familiar reddish afro rolls into view down the corridor of the Cardiff City Stadium the walls seem to close in, offering a window into how his opponents might feel. It's hard to believe he stands at a relatively modest 6' 1".

Perhaps the perception just reflects how the 23-year-old's stature has rocketed in the last year and a bit, since he left his native Liege for the first time in his professional career. ...

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