Brazil vs Germany: Miroslav Klose Breaks World Cup Scoring Record

Miroslav Klose scored in the first half of the semifinal vs Brazil to become the all-time top-scorer in the World Cup with 16 goals. He has surpassed Ronaldo's tally of 15.

Updated: July 09, 2014 07:31 IST
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Klose celebrates after scoring his record-breaking World Cup goal


Miroslav Klose became the World Cup's all-time top-scorer after netting his 16th goal in the competition in Germany's first-half semi-final rout of Brazil. (Highlights)

The 36-year-old, appearing in his fourth World Cup semi-final, put Germany well on course for Sunday's final in Rio de Janeiro after Thomas Mueller's early opener.

Toni Kroos then added two more in as many minutes to incredibly put the Germans 4-0 up before Sami Khedira added a fifth on the half hour mark.

His work done, Klose was replaced by Andre Schurrle in the 58th minute.

Klose had matched Brazilian legend Ronaldo's record of 15 World Cup goals when he scored the equaliser in Germany's 2-2 draw with Ghana in the group stages.

This is Klose's second goal-scoring record in just over a month after he broke Gerd Mueller's previous mark of 68 goals to become Germany's top scorer in a 6-1 pre-World Cup friendly win against Armenia.

Germany went on to win the game 7-1 and enter the final for a record 8th time. (Germany Thrash Brazil 7-1)

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