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FIFA World Cup update: Germany striker Klose aims to break World Cup records

FIFA World Cup update: Germany striker Klose aims to break World Cup records

The all-time top scorer of Germany, Miroslav Klose aims to finish the 2014 FIFA World Cup with flying colors. The Polish-born World Cup Golden Boot winner targets to exceed the record he set for himself in the previous editions. He is on course of achieving the all-time record for the highest number of goals scored in the World Cup. The current title holder, Brazilian Ronaldo, scored a total of 15 goals. Klose, meanwhile, has already attained 14 under his belt—a number matched only by compatriot and retired footballer Gerd Mueller.


Amid the controversy surrounding him being the only striker chosen for Germany, Klose believes that coach Joachim Low knows what he is doing. The decision received plenty of criticisms and almost every German supporter was equally stunned. Winning the World Cup is already a tall order, more so when there is only one forward doing the job. If he gets injured, the entire German team will collapse.


Rudi Voller, a linchpin in Germany’s winning team of the 1990 World Cup, prays hard for Klose to stay fit. “He is our only striker. Everything is going to depend on his fitness. Let’s hope he gets fit and stays fit,” he said.


The 36-year old marksman will have to endure a series of exhaustive tourneys and with his age relatively not ideal for an ultra-active football repertoire, he may not survive the stress. But a veteran himself, Klose may be arming a coping mechanism which he can use to maintain his fitness throughout the tournament. He is very determined to leave a lasting impression in the World Cup.


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