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Frei denies quit rumours

Experienced forward wants to continue after World Cup

Frei: Wants to continue

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Switzerland striker Alex Frei has denied he will step down from international football at the end of the World Cup.

The 30-year-old Basel forward has won 76 caps for his country but speculation has mounted that he will quit after the South Africa tournament.

Frei has netted 40 goals for Switzerland and wants to carry on playing during the qualifiers for Euro 2012.

"I have not thought about resigning. This is the wrong moment," said the Switzerland captain.

"I am proud to have won 76 caps and I hope there are many more to come.

"We have the qualifiers for Euro 2012 ahead and I would like to be involved in them."

Switzerland take on Honduras in a crunch Group H game in the Free State Stadium on Friday, as they look to advance to the knockout rounds.

Frei is not a certain starter having only just recovered from injury, and he admits it is up to manager Ottmar Hitzfeld if he does make the line-up.

He added: "It is down to the coach. I am here to serve the team in the best way I can.

"I am 100% fit now but can understand why I was taken off as I have not played a lot of football."