Here's how Miroslav Klose scored 16 FIFA World Cup goals

Jul 09, 2014, 12:42 IST | A correspondent

36-year-old German striker Miroslav Klose has become the leading goalscorer in the history of World Cup. Here's the list of his record-breaking 16 goals in 4 world cup appearances

Germany striker Miroslav Klose became the all-time leading scorer in World Cup history when he found the net in the 7-1 semi-final victory over Brazil on Tuesday

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Miroslav Klose celebrates after scoring during the semi-final football match between Brazil and Germany. Photo: AFP

Klose scored against Ghana in the group stages to get level at 15 goals with former Brazil striker Ronaldo. His record breaking 16th goal in the semi-final game against Brazil came in his 23rd world cup appearance.

Interestingly, Germany has never lost a game in which Klose has scored.

Here's the list of his record-breaking 16 goals in 4 world cup appearances

World Cup 2002 Japan-South Korea

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Miroslav Klose in action in the 2002 world cup held in Japan and South Korea. Photo: AFP

Group stage: Klose scored a hatrick in Germany's 8-0 win over Saudi Arabia

Group stage: Klose netted his country's only goal in the match as the mighty Germans were held 1-1 by Ireland

In the final group game against Cameroon, Klose scored in the 79th minute to help Germany win the match 2-0

World Cup 2006 Germany

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Klose celebrates after scoring a goal in the 2006 world cup in Germany. Photo: AFP

Group stage: Klose scored twice as hosts Germany defeated a spirited Costa Rica side 4-2 in their opening group game

In another group game against Ecuador, the German found the net twice to help his team earn a 3-0 win over the South Americans

Quarter-final: Klose scored in the 80th minute to help Germany draw level against Argentina. Later, Germany won 4-2 on penalties to advance into the semis

Germany was eliminated by Italy in the semi-final. Klose's 5 goals earned him the Golden Boot at the 2006 World Cup

2010 South Africa

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Klose in action against Spain in the 2010 world cup in South Africa. Photo: AFP

Germany opened their 2010 world cup campaign with a 4-0 win over Australia; Klose scores a solitary goal in the first half

Round of 16: Klose netted the opening goal of the match as Germany humbled England 4-1 to reach the quarterfinal

Quarter-final: Klose found the net twice as Germany thrashed Argentina 4-0 to march into the semis; However, the Germans lost 1-0 to Spain to exit the world cup

World Cup 2014 Brazil

Group stage: Coming off the bench as a substitute against Ghana, Klose scored to help Germany hold Ghana 2-2. Klose moved level with the former Brazil striker Ronaldo on 15 goals after scoring against Ghana

Semi-final: The Germany striker scored his country's second goal in the semi-final against Brazil to become the all-time leading scorer with 16 goals6-year-ol Miroslav Klose has become the top goalscorer in the history of World Cup

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