Monday 23 October 2017

Gap at top is closing: Frei

Switzerland captain Alex Frei says the gap between traditional football powers and the rest of the world is shrinking.

The Switzerland striker pointed to defending champions Italy's 3-2 loss to Slovakia yesterday and said: "there aren't just underdogs and favourites anymore."

Switzerland pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the tournament so far, beating European champions Spain 1-0 in their opener.

Despite that result, Frei warned not to discount the Spanish, who must beat Chile today to advance to the round of 16. The Swiss can secure a spot in the next round with a two-goal win over Honduras.

Irish Independent

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