Klose scores vs. Brazil to set World Cup record

ASSOCIATED PRESSJuly 8, 2014 

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FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT/ASSOCIATED PRESSGermany's Miroslav Klose celebrates after scoring his side's 2nd goal during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday.

FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT — AP

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.

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.

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

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