Germany wins fourth World Cup title with a 1-0 victory over Argentina

Germany wins fourth World Cup title with a 1-0 victory over Argentina

Mario Gotze scored in the second period of extra time on Sunday to lift Germany to its fourth World Cup title with a 1-0 victory over Argentina at the Maracana.
Germany, Argentina renew World Cup rivalry

Germany, Argentina renew World Cup rivalry

Germany and Argentina will renew their World Cup rivalry on Sunday when they meet in the final at the Maracana.
Germany thrashes Brazil 7-1 in World Cup semifinal

Germany thrashes Brazil 7-1 in World Cup semifinal

Germany breezed into its eighth World Cup final on Tuesday after thrashing host nation Brazil, 7-1, at the Estadio Mineirao.

WORLD CUP: Germany 4, Argentina 0

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, July 3 (UPI) -- Miroslav Klose collected a pair of second-half goals Saturday and Germany advanced to the semifinals of the 2010 World Cup with a 4-0 rout of Argentina.

World Cup Saturday

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, July 3 (UPI) -- Results from Saturday's games at the World Cup in South Africa:

WORLD CUP: Germany 4, Australia 0

DURBAN, South Africa, June 13 (UPI) -- Lukas Podolski and Miroslav Klose netted first-half goals Sunday and Germany cruised to a 4-0 win over Australia in 2010 World Cup Group D play.

Germany ends Turkey's hopes with late goal

BASEL, Switzerland, June 25 (UPI) -- A goal by Philipp Lahm in the 90th minute Wednesday gave Germany a 3-2 victory over Turkey in the semifinals of the European Championship.

Germany reaches Euro 2008 semifinals

BASEL, Switzerland, June 19 (UPI) -- Quick scores by Bastian Schweinsteiger and Miroslav Klose Thursday lifted Germany to a 3-2 win over Portugal in the European Championship quarterfinals.

Germany's Klose takes Golden Shoe

BERLIN, July 9 (UPI) -- Germany's Miroslav Klose, who opened the tournament with a two-goal effort, has won the Golden Shoe as the high goal scorer in the 2006 World Cup.

Scoring drought in World Cup

BERLIN, July 6 (UPI) -- Miroslav Klose is leading in the race for the Golden Shoe as the World Cup's leading scorer but his total of five goals would mark a record low for the award.

WORLD CUP: Germany 4, Argentina 2 (PSO)

BERLIN, June 30 (UPI) -- German goaltender Jens Lehmann stopped two penalty kicks and Germany scored on all four of its tries, notching a World Cup quarterfinal victory over Argentina.

Germans use early goals for control

BERLIN, June 29 (UPI) -- Germany has been able to take control of its World Cup games with early goals but any scores are rare against quarterfinal foe Argentina.

Klose leads in Golden Shoe race

BERLIN, June 28 (UPI) -- Germany's Miroslav Klose, who opened the 2006 World Cup with a two-goal game, owns a one-goal lead in the race for this year's Golden Shoe award.

WORLD CUP: Germany 2, Sweden 0

MUNICH, Germany, June 24 (UPI) -- Lukas Podolski scored two goals in the first 12 minutes of the game Saturday, firing Germany to a 2-0 victory over Sweden and into the World Cup quarterfinals.

WORLD CUP: Germany 3, Ecuador 0

BERLIN, June 20 (UPI) -- Miroslav Klose scored a pair of first-half goals Tuesday, lifting Germany to a 3-0 victory over Ecuador and first place in the 2006 World Cup's Group A.
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Miroslav Klose
Germany's Miroslav Klose and Italy's Fabio Grosso fight for the ball during World Cup soccer in Dortmund, Germany on July 4, 2006. Italy defeated Germany 2-0. (UPI Photo/CHRISTINE BRU )

† Appearances (Goals).

Miroslav Klose (German pronunciation:   ( listen); born Mirosław Marian Kloze IPA:  on 9 June 1978 in Opole, Poland) is a German footballer who plays as a striker for Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga. Since bursting onto the international stage at the 2002 FIFA World Cup, he has become well-known for his knack of scoring headers and his front-flip goal celebration routine. He is currently the all time joint leading German World Cup goalscorer (along with Gerd Müller).

Klose plays internationally for the German national team. Although Polish by birth, Klose holds German nationality. He was the top scorer and thus the Golden Boot winner at the 2006 World Cup in Germany, with five goals. Klose also scored five goals in his debut World Cup, the 2002 World Cup hosted jointly by the Korea Republic and Japan. He scored in his first game of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, opened the scoring against England in the first round of the knock out stages, and scored twice on his 100th cap against Argentina in the quarter-finals, giving him a total of fourteen goals in World Cup finals. He is the first German player since the reunification of Germany to finish as the World Cup's top scorer, and the only player to have scored five or more goals in consecutive World Cups. Natural with the head, he was first team roster before injuries took him out of the team for a while, and during his rest Ivica Olić took over, impressing, and replaced Klose as Van Gaal's first team striker.

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