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Topic: Alexander Frei

In the News (Wed 19 Jun 19)

  BBC SPORT | Football | Euro 2008 | Switzerland | Swiss skipper Frei out of Euros
Frei, 28, limped off in tears during the 1-0 defeat against the Czech Republic on Saturday.
Frei suffered the injury in a challenge with Czech defender Zdenek Grygera shortly before half-time in the opening game of the tournament.
Frei became Switzerland's all-time top goalscorer last week when he scored his 35th goal in 59 internationals, and was seen as vital to the team's chances of getting out of a tough group that includes Portugal and Turkey.
news.bbc.co.uk /sport1/hi/football/euro_2008/switzerland/7370946.stm   (582 words)

  Alexander Frei - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alexander Frei (born July 15, 1979 in Basel) is a Swiss footballer, currently playing for Borussia Dortmund in the German Bundesliga, as a striker.
Frei was the highest goalscorer in the French league for the 2004/05 season with 20 goals, and was named Swiss footballer of the year the same season.
He played for Switzerland at Euro 2004 and has been capped 50 times for his country (as of September 2006).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alexander_Frei   (167 words)

 sport.iafrica.com | today Swiss withdraw spitter Frei
Alexander Frei will take no part in Switzerland's final Euro 2004 Group B clash with France on Monday after his federation withdrew him from the match following UEFA's decision to appeal against him being absolved of spitting at England's Steven Gerrard.
"Alexander Frei and the Swiss FA have decided together that he will not play tonight no matter what the UEFA decision is on the spitting incident," said a statement from the Swiss camp.
UEFA later issued a statement saying Frei was provisionally suspended for 15 days, though were the Swiss to make the last eight his case would be heard this week rather than in July.
sport.iafrica.com /news/330311.htm   (474 words)

 Switzerland & Stade Rennes Striker Alexander Frei To Undergo Groin Surgery | World Cup Latest Football News
Switzerland striker Alexander Frei is to undergo groin surgery early next week, and hopes that he will be able to return to full fitness in time for the beginning of the World Cup Finals in June.
Frei, 26, is due to have the operation on Monday in a Swiss hospital, and said in a news conference: “Doctors say that I'll be out for up to 12 weeks but things are never the way they say.
Alexander Frei was a key player in Switzerland's qualification for the 2006 World Cup in Germany with the Swiss finishing second to France in Group 4 of the European qualifiers, and securing their berth in the World Cup in Germany thanks to a victory over Turkey in the play-offs in November.
www.worldcuplatest.com /switzerland-stade-rennes-striker-alexander-frei-to-undergo-groin-surgery.html   (523 words)

 Soccer365   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Alexander Frei has been withdrawn from the Switzerland squad to face France tonight.
"Alexander Frei and the Swiss FA have decided together that he will not play tonight no matter what the UEFA decision is on the spitting incident," read a statement from the Swiss camp on www.euro2004.com.
Frei was acquitted yesterday by UEFA's control and disciplinary committee but new video evidence has now come to light.
www.soccer365.com /Home/page_89_74677.shtml   (228 words)

 Frei out of French game - World Soccer News
Frei has been at the centre of a disciplinary row since last Thursday's Group B match with England, when the Swiss were defeated 3-0.
Frei protested his innocence, claiming he was only guilty of verbal abuse.
"Alexander Frei and the Swiss FA have decided that he will not play tonight no matter what the UEFA decision is on the spitting incident," the statement read.
www.worldsoccer.com /news/frei_out_of_french_game_news_56054.html   (255 words)

 channel4.com - French Football
Frei - well known for being headstrong and impetuous from his time with FC Servette - didn’t take the criticism lightly, as he later revealed.
During his first season in France, Frei made just five appearances with the first team, scoring once, and by the time Halilhodzic left for Paris Saint-Germain, to be replaced by Romanian Laszlo Bölöni, he was no longer a priority for the modest first division outfit.
Used to being underestimated, Frei was quick to realise circumstances weren’t going to change with a new man in charge and on the eve of the new season he demanded a meeting with Bölöni.
www.channel4.com /sport/french_football/focus/frei.html   (459 words)

 euro 2004 - New footage shows Frei spitting
Just hours after Switzerland's Alexander Frei was cleared by UEFA, new television footage showed the striker spitting at England midfielder Steven Gerrard during a Euro 2004 match last week.
Frei, who had strongly denied any wrongdoing, was let off by a UEFA disciplinary commission for lack of evidence over the weekend.
In the earlier footage Frei was captured making a spitting motion at Gerrard behind his back but it was not clear what had happened.
www.abc.net.au /sport/content/200406/s1136557.htm   (506 words)

 RTÉ.ie Sport - French fear Frei
France have singled out striker Alexander Frei as the main threat in their 2006 World Cup qualifier against Switzerland in Paris on Saturday.
Frei has scored 16 times in 31 international appearances which makes him the most efficient goal maker of his sqaud ahead of Hakan Yakin.
Frei was absent through suspension from France's 3-1 defeat of Switzerland in a group match at the 2004 European championship.
www.rte.ie /sport/2005/0324/france.html   (376 words)

 uefa.com - UEFA Cup - News & Features   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Stade Rennais FC would love Alexander Frei to recover his scoring touch as they seek a win against FC Shakhtar Donetsk to relaunch their UEFA Cup campaign.
Frei had an opportunity to fire his country directly into the finals when he was played clean through in the closing stages of their qualifier in the Republic of Ireland, but saw his shot saved by Shay Given.
Frei backed up those words by netting in the 4-1 win against Toulouse FC on 20 November, and Bölöni hopes his talismanic marksman has made a fresh start.
www.uefa.com /competitions/UEFACup/news/Kind=1/newsId=373526.html   (553 words)

 channel4.com - French Football
It was a typical Frei strike: Toifolou Maoulida’s shot taking two deflections before reaching Frei – positioned once again in the right place at the right time – and he slotted home with minimal fuss.
The team’s attacking play has been scintillating at times, but Frei is keen for the praise to be shared throughout the team.
Frei, who was discarded by Basel as a 16-year-old, also appreciates the service he receives from midfield – and particularly from Olivier Monterrubio who sits atop the Ligue 1 assists table having laid on nine goals this season.
www.channel4.com /sport/french_football/player29.html   (552 words)

 Soccerway.com · News · Alexander Frei may miss out on World Cup
RENNES, Feb 17 (SW) - Swiss striker Alexander Frei may have to miss out on the Worldcup, as result of surgery that will be performed on the player's groin.
Frei, arguably Switzerland's most influential player with 23 goals in 42 international games, will be sidelined for about twelve weeks and whether he is fit in time for the World Cup remains to be seen.
Frei currently plays for French Ligue 1 side Stade de Rennes, where he scored five goals in 21 matches this season, after having scored 20 and 19 respectively in the two previous seasons.
www.soccerway.com /news/2006/february/17/alexander-frei-may-miss-out-on-world-cup   (294 words)

 uefa.com - FIFA World Cup - News & Features   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Switzerland forward Alexander Frei has received a three-match ban for spitting at England midfield player Steven Gerrard at UEFA EURO 2004™.
Frei was initially suspended for 15 days pending an appeal and so sat out his side's final match in Portugal against France.
It concluded that Frei, who celebrated his 25th birthday today, had spat from behind at the neck of Gerrard in the 77th minute of the Group B match, played on 17 June, which England won 3-0.
www.uefa.com /competitions/WorldCup/news/Kind=1/newsId=207851.html   (202 words)

 Alexander Frei - AskMen.com
In January 2003, Frei signed with Rennes and it didn’t go well from the outset.
Coach Vahid Halihodzic was unhappy with his unprepared newcomer; harshly criticizing Frei and exiling him to the reserve unit until he was ready to play.
By collecting seven goals in the games between March and April of last year, Frei showed he was one of the deadliest strikers in Ligue 1.
www.askmen.com /men/celeb_profiles_sports/26_alexander_frei.html   (343 words)

 Brent Frei: ZoomInfo Business People Information
Brent Frei's summary was automatically generated using 487 references found on the Internet.
As a leader, Frei has been recognized as a "Pioneer in Technology" by the Smithsonian Institute and was among an exclusive handful of global CEOs selected to represent the technology industry at the Technology Pioneers' session of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Frei was a Programmer Analyst with Microsoft's Information Technology Group, in which position he was involved in creating international customer information systems.
www.zoominfo.com /people/frei_brent_544842.aspx   (553 words)

 Football - Frei to undergo surgery - Eurosport
Switzerland and Stade Rennes striker Alexander Frei is to undergo groin surgery next week and hopes to return to action before the World Cup starts in June.
Frei, 26, said on Thursday he will have the operation on Monday in a Swiss hospital.
Frei was a key player in Switzerland's qualification for the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
www.eurosport.com /football/sport_sto834830.shtml   (291 words)

 Scotsman.com Sport - Football - Frei suspended after spitting incident   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Switzerland striker Alexander Frei has been provisionally suspended until the end of Euro 2004 after television footage showed him spitting at England midfielder Steven Gerrard.
Frei was earlier pulled out of the Swiss team just hours before their final Group B game against France last night.
Frei was asked twice by federation officials on Saturday if he had spat and both times he had denied it, officials said.
sport.scotsman.com /football.cfm?id=714782004   (288 words)

 CTV.ca | CTV News, Shows and Sports - Canadian Television
They were about as strong as they were in the case of (Francesco) Totti,'' said UEFA spokesman William Gaillard, referring to the Italian star who received a three-match suspension for spitting in the face of a Danish opponent early in the tournament.
Frei has denied spitting at Gerard and initially UEFA's disciplinary committee ruled there was insufficient evidence to charge the Swiss striker.
Peter Stadelmann, the president of the Swiss football league, says Frei accepts he used foul language but it was not necessarily aimed at Liverpool captain Gerrard.
www.tsn.ca /ctvnews/sportsstory.asp?story_id=88459   (652 words)

 WJLA - Switzerland Downs Togo 2-0 in World Cup   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Alexander Frei and Tranquillo Barnetta scored a goal each Monday to lead Switzerland to a 2-0 win over Togo in Group G at the World Cup.
Frei gave the Swiss team the lead in the 16th minute, heading in a pass from Barnetta.
Frei missed a chance to score another goal in front of an open net early in the second half.
www.wjla.com /headlines/0606/337431.html   (475 words)

 Alexander Frei : bio, palmarès, photos
Alexander Frei est né à Bâle où il commence sa carrière de footballeur à l’âge de 18 ans.
Suivant un parcours régulier et progressif, Frei émigre à Rennes, club au standing moyen mais non dénué d’ambitions et correspondant au statut prometteur d’un joueur qui a besoin d’aguerrir son jeu dans un championnat plus difficile.
Frei a profité de l’occasion pour tourner la chose à la rigolade en parrainant deux lamas du zoo de Bâle.
foot.fluctuat.net /alexander-frei.html   (817 words)

 Rennes Press Releases
Switzerland striker Alexander Frei completed a move from Rennes to Borussia Dortmund, the German club's spokesman Josef Schneck said.
Group G Switzerland Team News Switzerland striker Alexander Frei is to undergo groin surgery early next week, and hopes that he will be able to return to...
Alexander Frei scored the only goal in the 62nd minute with a header.
www.topix.net /world-soccer/rennes/pr   (1598 words)

 Boston.com / Sports / Soccer / Second soccer player faces spitting ban   (Site not responding. Last check: )
UEFA opened disciplinary proceedings against Alexander Frei of Switzerland on Saturday for spitting at Steven Gerrard of England during Thursday's match.
Frei could be suspended for Switzerland's final group game against France on Monday, a game the Swiss must win by a large margin to have a chance to advance to the quarterfinals.
From the camera angle, Frei is not visible when the alleged spitting took place.
www.boston.com /sports/soccer/articles/2004/06/19/second_soccer_player_faces_spitting_ban?mode=PF   (284 words)

 Frei handed 15-day suspension
Switzerland striker Alexander Frei has been provisionally suspended by UEFA for 15 days pending an appeal after television footage showed him spitting at an England player during a Euro 2004 match.
Frei was earlier pulled out of the Swiss team just hours before Monday's Euro 2004 game against France.
In the remaining proceedings, Alex Frei will be represented by a lawyer," the association said in a statement.
www.rediff.com /sports/2004/jun/21swiss1.htm   (502 words)

 Switzerland's Frei cleared of spitting - Sify.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Lisbon: Switzerland striker Alexander Frei was cleared on Sunday of spitting at England midfielder Steven Gerrard during a Euro 2004 match last week.
Frei was captured on television footage making a spitting motion at Gerrard behind his back.
Frei said on Saturday that he had never spat.
sify.com /fullstory.php?id=13502351   (246 words)

 ESPN.com Soccernet Europe: News - Injured striker Frei to travel with Switzerland
BERNE, Switzerland, October 10 (Reuters) - Switzerland striker Alexander Frei is to travel to Albania for Saturday's Euro 2004 qualifier despite a foot injury, the Swiss soccer federation said on Thursday.
Frei is doubtful for the group 10 clash because of the foot problem and has not trained with coach Koebi Kuhn's 20-man squad.
Leonard Thurre, Frei's strike partner at Servette, is standing by to replace his club mate in attack alongside Stephane Chapuisat in Albania.
www.soccernet.com /europe/news/2002/1010/20021010swissfrei.html   (154 words)

 USATODAY.com - Switzerland claims Group G with 2-0 win over South Korea   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Frei easily converted as the South Koreans surrounded Argentinian referee Horacio Elizondo to claim the pass was offside.
Frei had an earlier chance, sprinting onto a ball and hitting the crossbar with a right-footed shot from 12 yards in the 64th.
Swiss striker Alexander Frei (9) is congratulated by teammates Ricardo Cabanas (7) and Tranquillo Barnetta after his controversial second-half goal.
www.usatoday.com /sports/soccer/worldcup/2006-06-23-switzerland-skorea_x.htm   (845 words)

 Ukrainian Soccer News ::: Frei fires Rennes to victory   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Alexander Frei's goal just before half-time moved Rennes into mid-table in Ligue 1, whilst leaving hosts Ajaccio teetering on the edge of the relegation zone.
After a slip-up in the Ajaccio defence Frei stole the ball and beat Porato with a good strike to put his side ahead.
Frei, who seemed to be at the centre of all of Rennes' moves, passed the ball to Olivier Monterubbio who hit it wide.
www.ukrainiansoccer.net /news/news_article.asp?ID=21574&offset=80   (323 words)

 Switzerland gear up with 4-1 win over China - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM
Frei scored a penalty two minutes later - his 25th goal in 45 matches for the national team - after Ludovic Magnin was fouled in the box and Streller completed the scoring in the 73rd.
Frei had the first clear scoring chance after 13 minutes when Chinese defender Xu Yunlong slipped in possession 20 yards (metres) from his own goal.
Frei pounced on the loose ball, but sent his shot wide with only the Liu to beat.
www.jamaicaobserver.com /sports/html/20060603T210000-0500_106120_OBS_SWITZERLAND_GEAR_UP_WITH_____WIN_OVER_CHINA_.asp   (510 words)

 USATODAY.com - Switzerland eyes second round after topping Togo   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ludovic Magnin crossed the ball to Tranquillo Barnetta, whose pass was headed into the net by Switzerland's star scorer Alexander Frei in the 16th minute.
Frei missed a clear chance in front of an open net early in the second half, but will be remembered for his goal, the 26th in 46 games for Switzerland.
Frei was sent home in disgrace from Euro 2004 after spitting at an opponent, but has now more than redeemed himself in the national eye.
www.usatoday.com /sports/soccer/worldcup/2006-06-19-switzerland-togo_x.htm?csp=34   (882 words)

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