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World Cup top-scorer Klose retires at 38

BERLIN: Germany's prolific Miroslav Klose, the all-time World Cup top-scorer, announced his retirement on Tuesday at the age of 38. The striker, Germany's record scorer with 71 goals in 137 internationals, was without a club after his Lazio contract expired last season and he will now join the national side's coaching staff. Klose hit a record 16th goal in World Cup finals during the 7-1 semi-final thrashing of hosts Brazil two years ago, which saw him overtake former Brazil star Ronaldo. Germany went on to win the…

FIFA World Cup: Record-equalling Klose salvages 2-2 draw for Germany

FORTALEZA: Germany striker Miroslav Klose came off the bench to score a record-equalling 15th World Cup goal and salvage a 2-2 draw against Ghana in a pulsating Group G game on Saturday. With his first touch two minutes after coming on, Klose poked home at the back post from a Toni Kroos corner in the 71st minute to move level with former Brazil striker Ronaldo. He becomes only the third man after compatriot Uwe Seeler and Brazil's Pele to score in four World Cups. "Twenty (World Cup) matches and 15 goals is not bad at…

Remembering the German footballing greats  

Germany is one of the toughest teams when it comes to international football. The side has won three FIFA world Cups and three European Championships. It is the only country to have won the men's and women's football World Cup. Let us have a glance at Germany's top four footballing greats that have immense contributions to the team. Mirsolav Klose: Miroslav Klose is Germany's all time highest scorer. He has scored 69 time in 132 matches. Klose was rewarded the Golden Shoe in the 2006 FIFA World Cup played in Germany. He…