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Germany's Miroslav Klose breaks the record for most goals in World Cup

By Greta Heggeness,

Twenty-three minutes into the semi-final game of the FIFA 2014 World Cup, German player Miroslav Klose scored his 16th goal of the tournament. With that, he broke the previous record for goals in a single tournament held by retired Brazilian striker Ronaldo.

Klose has had a long career on the German team, racking up a whopping 71 goals over the course of his four World Cup ventures. The striker first appeared in the World Cup in 2002, reports Yahoo News, scoring 5 goals throughout that tournament and making it all the way to the championship game.

Ronaldo, a retired Brazilian soccer player who played in three World Cup tournaments throughout his career, is known to be one soccer's greatest players and set the previous record in 2006, says BBC Sports. It is only a coincidence that Klose was able to break Ronaldo’s record in today’s game against Brazil but at least it provided an exciting aspect to the game.

While the two teams have been top-runners from the start of the tournament, Germany was favored to win and did so. Brazil only scored one goal, while Germany finished with a whopping seven.

image courtesy of INFevents.com

 
 

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