Miroslav Klose

  • Miroslav Klose retires from German national team August 11, 2014

    Frankfurt: Miroslav Klose, the top scorer in World Cup history, has retired from Germany's national squad a month after the team won the title for the fourth time. The 36-year-old Klose scored twice in Brazil, making him the highest-scoring player in the tournament's history with 16 goals, one ahead of Ronaldo....
  • World Cup 2014: Attention to detail, milkshakes fire German glory July 15, 2014

    The omens were not good. In late May, as the Germany football team gathered at their World Cup training camp in Italy, news broke that manager Joachim Loew had been stripped of his driver's license for six months after a series of speeding tickets. Days earlier, Kevin Grosskreutz, a versatile defender,...
  • World Cup 2014: Klose adds title to scoring record July 14, 2014

    Miroslav Klose has had a good week. Tuesday: Become the World Cup's all-time leading scorer. Sunday: Win the World Cup. If the 36-year-old Klose does choose to retire now, it'll be with those two very big achievements. It didn't even matter to Klose that he was substituted in the 1-0 win over Argentina in...
  • World Cup 2014: Goetze will never again be Germany's forgotten man July 14, 2014

    When Germany thrashed Brazil 7-1 with Miroslav Klose becoming the World Cup's all-time leading goalscorer, Mario Goetze could probably have been forgiven for not leading the cheers from the sidelines. Having arrived in Brazil as his country's first-choice forward he watched the entire semi-final from the bench having been dropped earlier...
  • The Beautiful Game: Goetze helps Germany to World Cup victory July 14, 2014

    Mario Goetze scored in the extra time to help Germany lift the World Cup by beating Argentina 1-0. ...
  • World Cup 2014: The A to Z of the 'beautiful' carnival in Brazil July 14, 2014

    The Maracana became the moment of reckoning for Germany as they ended their 24 years long wait by lifting the FIFA World Cup beating Argentina 1-0 on Sunday. Goetze scored the winning goal in extra time to give Germany the victory in a tight and tense World Cup final that came...
  • World Cup 2014: Goetze is Germany's wonder boy, says coach Loew July 14, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Germany forward Mario Goetze, who plundered the extra-time winner in the World Cup final against Argentina, is a wonder boy with immense qualities, coach Joachim Loew said on Sunday. Substitute Goetze, who until the final had a disappointing tournament, struck the only goal seven minutes before the end...
  • World Cup 2014 Final: Indian fans rooting for Germany July 13, 2014

    While Germany and Argentina battle it out to win football's most coveted Cup in Brazil, fans in India are not lagging behind to show support for their favourite team. ...
  • World Cup 2014 Final: Klose's party confirmed if Germany win July 13, 2014

    The World Cup's top-scorer Miroslav Klose has threatened to abandon his strict fitness regime to become a "party animal" if Germany win Sunday's final against Argentina. The 36-year-old is the sole survivor from Die Mannschaft's last World Cup final in 2002 and is eager to taste victory at Rio de Janeiro's...
  • The Beautiful Game: Will Messi magic enthrall the Maracana? July 13, 2014

    The month-long World Cup comes down to the final match tonight in Rio De Janeiro where Germany take on Argentina. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Germany want history and title in South America July 13, 2014

    Rio De Janeiro: No European team has ever won a World Cup played in the Americas. Just one more source of motivation for Germany ahead of Sunday's final against Argentina. "We know we can write history," Germany coach Joachim Loew said. "South Americans have always dominated on their continent and this...
  • World Cup 2014: Germany's road to the final July 13, 2014

    Germany put on two of the most explosive displays of the tournament - beating Portugal 4-0 in their opening game and demolishing hosts Brazil 7-1 in the semi-finals. That was an as intimidating way as possible for a team to intimidate their opponents. Now, when Germany take on Argentina in the...
  • World Cup 2014: Brazilian Ronaldo still the best, says Klose July 11, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: In the same week he usurped Ronaldo as the FIFA World Cup's top scorer, Germany striker Miroslav Klose said the Brazilian legend remains football's most complete player. Klose, who equalled Ronaldo's 15-goal tally against Ghana in the group stage, netted his record-breaking 16th goal in Germany's 7-1 defeat...
  • World Cup 2014: Miroslav Klose, Thomas Mueller eye more German goals July 11, 2014

    Berlin: Miroslav Klose and Thomas Mueller will bring a grand total of 26 World Cup goals to the final on Sunday, a staggering tally for two of the most prolific strikers in the tournament's history. Klose is the World Cup's all-time record goal scorer with 16 in four tournaments, while Mueller...
  • World Cup 2014: Klose scores against Brazil to set World Cup record July 9, 2014

    Belo Horizonte: Miroslav Klose has broken the World Cup scoring record after netting a goal for Germany against Brazil in Tuesday's semifinal in Belo Horizonte. Klose put Germany ahead 2-0 in the 23rd minute for his 16th career World Cup goal in his fourth tournament. It broke the mark of 15...
  • The Beautiful Game: Clash of the champions July 4, 2014

    As the World Cup hits business end, Germany and France meet at the Maracana, looking to shrug off stumbling wins in the second round that exposed frailties in both teams....
  • World Cup, France v Germany Quarterfinal: as it happened July 4, 2014

    Catch all the live updates from the quarterfinal match between France and Germany at Maracana in Rio de Janeiro. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) A European presence in the World Cup semi-finals is assured as Germany and France meet at the Maracana, looking to shrug off stumbling wins in the...
  • World Cup 2014: Germany's humble Klose a soft-spoken scoring giant June 22, 2014

    Miroslav who? The humble 36-year-old Germany striker Klose etched his Polish name into immortality on Saturday when he scored his 15th World Cup goal in the match against Ghana. Equalling the record held by former Brazil striker Ronaldo with his 71st minute strike, Klose has quietly put his name into the...
  • The Beautiful Game: Ghana halt German charge June 22, 2014

    The unstoppable German juggernaut is finally halted. Ghana played out of their skins and the manschaft have to come from behind to salvage a 2-2 draw. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Brazil great Ronaldo hails Klose for equalling his scoring record June 22, 2014

    Former Brazil striker Ronaldo congratulated Miroslav Klose after the German equalled his record of 15 World Cup goals on Saturday. Klose, 36, came on in the second half against Ghana and scored the equaliser in a thrilling 2-2 draw. "Welcome to the club," Ronaldo tweeted. "I can only imagine your happiness!!! What...
  • World Cup 2014: Germany's Miroslav Klose ties Ronaldo's goal record June 22, 2014

    Fortazela: Veteran German striker Miroslav Klose has the World Cup goal record after scoring as a substitute against Ghana on Saturday. The 36-year-old Klose made it 2-2 for Germany in the 71st minute for his 15th career World Cup goal, equaling the mark set by former Brazil striker Ronaldo. Klose scored just...
  • Brazil's Ronaldo to cheer against Miroslav Klose at football World Cup June 10, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Former Brazil striker Ronaldo says he will be cheering against Miroslav Klose in his attempt to break the Brazilian's all-time scoring record in World Cups. The Germany forward needs to score at least once in the tournament in Brazil to equal Ronaldo's record of 15 World Cup goals. The Brazilian...
  • Klose becomes Germany's all-time top scorer ahead of World Cup June 7, 2014

    Miroslav Klose became Germany's all-time top scorer on Friday, breaking Gerd Mueller's 40-year record when he notched his 69th goal in a 6-1 World Cup warmup rout of Armenia. The veteran forward, who turns 36 next week, was on target with a diving header in the 76th minute as he gave...
  • World Cup goal record drives Germany veteran Klose May 23, 2014

    The title of World Cup all-time top scorer is driving Germany forward Miroslav Klose to get fit for the tournament in Brazil next month after an injury-plagued season, the 35-year-old said on Friday. Klose, preparing for his fourth World Cup, has scored 14 goals in his previous tournaments and is joint...
  • Walter Mazzarri rues referee's decisions in Inter Milan's loss January 7, 2014

    Rome: Inter Milan head coach Walter Mazzarri has suggested that the referee's decisions proved crucial in his side's 0-1 loss to Lazio at Stadio Olimpico. Miroslav Klose scored a late goal to give the home side all three points in a game Monday which, according to Mazzarri, was decided by referee's...
  • Germany's Klose, Mertesacker out of Italy game November 13, 2013

    Berlin: Germany forward Miroslav Klose has been ruled out of their friendlies against Italy and England while defender Per Mertesacker will also miss Friday's game in Milan before returning for next week's trip to Wembley. Klose, who resumed playing in October after a month-long injury break, picked up a shoulder injury...
  • Germany coach Joachim Loew maintains his course October 4, 2013

    Frankfurt: Germany coach Joachim Loew opted not to recall the in-form Stefan Kiessling for his side's two remaining World Cup qualifiers despite injuries to his regular strikers. Miroslav Klose and Mario Gomez are out of the games against Ireland in Cologne next Friday and Sweden in Stockholm four days later, but...
  • Germany striker Klose doubtful for World Cup qualifiers September 26, 2013

    Berlin: Germany forward Miroslav Klose could miss the World Cup qualifiers against Ireland and Sweden next month after undergoing foot surgery late on Wednesday, Germany coach Joachim Loew said on Thursday. "I have been informed about his surgery and will directly speak with him," Loew said of Klose, who plays for...
  • Klose still 'incredibly important' for Germany: Loew September 7, 2013

    Miroslav Klose will have just turned 36 when the World Cup kicks off in Brazil next year yet there is every sign that, barring injury or a dramatic loss of form, he will be Germany's lone striker in the competition. The only clue that Klose gave to his age in...