Klose Quits Germany Duty

Germany forward Miroslav Klose has announced his retirement from international football.

The 36-year-old is Germany’s leading all-time scorer with 71 goals in 137 appearances. He was instrumental in his country’s triumph at this summer World Cup and broke Ronaldo De Lima’s scoring record in the semi-final against hosts Brazil with his 16th goal at the global showpiece.

“I am happy and proud to have contributed to this big success for German football,” said Klose.

Miroslav Klose Celebrates His Record-Breaking Goal at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Image: Getty Image.
Miroslav Klose Celebrates His Record-Breaking Goal at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Image: Getty Image.

“Winning the title in Brazil was a childhood dream come true.”

Klose, who also broke countryman Gerd Muller’s 40-year-old record of 68 goals in June, made his debut in 2001.

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