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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.

 
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