Miroslav Klose just one goal away from equalling Ronaldo’s Record

Germany Player, Miroslav Klose is one goal away from equalising Brazilian striker Ronaldo’s record of 15 World Cup goals.

Two-time winners Uruguay and three-time champions Germany clash here on Saturday in a match that neither side wanted to be contesting – the playoff to decide third place

One player who will be desperate to get on the scoresheet is German striker Miroslav Klose, who is one goal away from equalling the all-time World Cup scoring record.

Klose has netted four goals in the tournament so far, the same number as Uruguay striker Diego Forlan.

Both still have the chance to claim the Golden Boot award.

Miroslav Klose

Miroslav Klose has been having back trouble in recent days, and thus is also not certain to start, but should he play he’ll need little extra incentive to go all-out.

Before the tournament, Klose said his goal was to score five goals, a total that would equal his hauls at his two previous World Cups and put him level on the all-time list.

“If I scored six, though,” said Klose, “I’d be very very pleased.”

Klose said, “I spoke with Ronaldo after the final. At the time I would not have dreamed of ever coming this close to him, needing two more goals to surpass him. I hope he’s not too worried.”

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