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Frei miss costs Switzerland against Australia

Published: Friday 3 September 2010, 23.29CET
Switzerland 0-0 Australia
Alexander Frei missed a penalty as Switzerland drew their final warm-up game ahead of the start of their qualifying campaign.
Frei miss costs Switzerland against Australia
Brett Emerton (left) and Gelson Fernandes vie for possession ©AFP

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Published: Friday 3 September 2010, 23.29CET

Frei miss costs Switzerland against Australia

Switzerland 0-0 Australia
Alexander Frei missed a penalty as Switzerland drew their final warm-up game ahead of the start of their qualifying campaign.

Switzerland 0-0 Australia
Alexander Frei missed a penalty as Switzerland were held to a goalless draw by Australia in St Gallen in their final friendly match before the start of their UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying campaign.

With Switzerland in action against England in Group G on Tuesday, coach Ottmar Hitzfeld opted to rest Steve von Bergen, Reto Ziegler, Xherdan Shaqiri, Pirmin Schwegler and Tranquillo Barnetta with goalkeeper Diego Benaglio on the bench.

After a first half of few chances in the first match between the two sides, Switzerland pressed after the restart and earned a penalty on 60 minutes when Lucas Neill brought David Degen down in area, only for Frei to shoot wide.

 
Last updated: 16/04/12 7.33CET

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Lineups

Switzerland

Switzerland

Australia

Australia

12
WölfliMarco Wölfli (GK)
1
SchwarzerMark Schwarzer (GK)
2
LichtsteinerStephan Lichtsteiner
Substitution46
8
WilkshireLuke Wilkshire
4
AffolterFrançois Affolter
2
NeillLucas Neill
Yellow Card59
13
GrichtingStéphane Grichting
Substitution46
6
SpiranovicMatthew Spiranovic
16
FernandesGelson Fernandes
3
CarneyDavid Carney
15
D. DegenDavid Degen
Substitution70
7
EmertonBrett Emerton
8
InlerGökhan Inler
Substitution46
5
CulinaJason Culina
22
MargairazXavier Margairaz
16
ValeriCarl Valeri
Yellow Card71
Substitution82
18
BunjakuAlbert Bunjaku
14
HolmanBrett Holman
Substitution84
9
A. FreiAlexander Frei (C)
Substitution66
17
McDonaldScott McDonald
19
DerdiyokEren Derdiyok
Substitution46
4
CahillTim Cahill
Substitution66

Substitutes

5
Von BergenSteve von Bergen
Substitution46
22
VidošićDario Vidošić
Substitution66
6
SchweglerPirmin Schwegler
Substitution46
15
JedinakMile Jedinak
Substitution82
17
SutterScott Sutter
Substitution46
11
OarTomas Oar
Substitution84
23
ShaqiriXherdan Shaqiri
Substitution46
20
CostanzoMoreno Costanzo
Substitution66
3
ZieglerReto Ziegler
Substitution70

Coach

Ottmar Hitzfeld (GER) Holger Osieck (GER)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
 
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