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Germany forward Miroslav Klose breaks World Cup scoring record

/ 04:36 AM July 09, 2014

Germany’s Thomas Mueller celebrates with his teammate Miroslav Klose after scoring his side’s first goal during the group G World Cup soccer match between the United States and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. AP PHOTO/RICARDO MAZALAN

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil—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 goals he shared with Brazil’s retired star Ronaldo.

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The 36-year-old Lazio striker also scored in Germany’s 2-2 draw with Ghana in a group match when he came off the bench to get Germany back into the contest.

With 71 goals in 136 matches, Klose is Germany’s all-time top scorer, having beaten the record previously held by Gerd Mueller.

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Germany was up 5-0 after just 30 minutes of Tuesday’s game.

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