Miroslav Klose breaks World Cup record

first_img Two more followed in the same tournament, one against Ireland and another against Cameroon. 08/07/2014 As if scoring for Germany against Brazil in Tuesday night’s rout wasn’t enough, Miroslav Klose also overtook Brazilian legend Ronaldo as the highest all-time scorer in the history of the tournament. Klose’s goal against Ghana in the group phase had drew him level with Ronaldo on 15. His first taste of scoring in a World Cup was against Saudi Arabia in 2002 – and not content with one, he smashed in three on that day. Sam Marsden He scored five more at the World Cup in 2006 when Germany hosted the event and four more four years later in South Africa.center_img But while equalling the record was all well and good, the 36-year-old striker will have been much happier to have moved himself clear at the top with 16. Upd. on 09/07/2014 at 00:00 CEST Initially it looked like the chance might have passed, but given a second bite of the cherry he knew exactly where the back of the net was – as he’s proved on so many occasions at previous World Cups. His contract with Lazio expires this summer and he is tipped for one last payday – possibly in America – but before then he’ll have the chance to score his most important goal of all. In the World Cup final.last_img

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