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. It was Klose’s fourth World Cup tournament. With a career total of 71 goals, Klose is also the highest-scoring player for Germany. He is also the second most capped Germany player with 137 games. “The title in Brazil fulfilled a childhood dream of mine,” Klose said in an online statement. “I am proud and happy that I could contribute to this great success for the German football. There is no better time to close the national team chapter.” – Associated Press
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