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Friendly: England Narrowly Beaten By Germany In Lukas Podolski’s International Swansong (Photos & Video)

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England were narrowly pipped by Germany in what ultimately transmogrified into a glorified international testimonial for Lukas Podolski.

Indeed, kick-off in Dortmund was delayed by several minutes while the man of the hour entertained the crowd with a dramatic reading of his farewell poem.

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On the occasion of his 130th and final appearance for Die Mannshaft,Podolskisigned off by scoring the only goal of the game a 69th-minute dazzler that rocketed into Joe Hart's left-hand top corner.

Werner set for Germany debut as Podolski bids farewell

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Berlin (AFP) – World champions Germany open their 2017 campaign by bidding farewell to veteran forward Lukas Podolski while rising star Timo Werner is set to make his debut against Gareth Southgate’s England on Wednesday.

Germany have struggled to settle on a striker to replace all-time top-scorer Miroslav Klose, who scored 71 goals in 137 internationals, and retired after they won the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Werner set for Germany debut as Podolski bids farewell

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Berlin (AFP) – World champions Germany open their 2017 campaign by bidding farewell to veteran forward Lukas Podolski while rising star Timo Werner is set to make his debut against Gareth Southgate’s England on Wednesday.

Germany have struggled to settle on a striker to replace all-time top-scorer Miroslav Klose, who scored 71 goals in 137 internationals, and retired after they won the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

The Man With The Golden CV: World Cup Legend Miroslav Klose Retires To Join Germany Coaching Staff

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Miroslav Klose hasofficially brought his playing career to an end today by announcing that he has agreed to embark on his coaching training with the German national team.

The DFB have said that, after consulting with Joachim Low and technical director Hansi Flick, Klose will undergo an individual training program "with the clear aim of embarking on a coaching career.

World Cup top-scorer Klose ends playing career

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Berlin (AFP) Germany's Miroslav Klose, the World Cup's all time top scorer with 16 goals, announced the end of his playing career on Tuesday.

The 38-year-old striker netted his 16th goal in World Cup finals during the 7-1 semi-final thrashing of hosts Brazil two years ago, which saw him overtake former Selecao star Ronaldo.

Loew eyes Germany’s rising stars on road to Russia

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Berlin (AFP) With Manuel Neuer confirmed as his new captain, Joachim Loew plans to blood Germany's next generation as part of his team's preparations to defend their World Cup title in Russia.

Germany's journey to the 2018 finals starts on Sunday at Oslo's Ullevaal Stadium in their opening qualifier against Norway.

Miroslav Klose still proving his worth at Lazio

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Miroslav Klose is like wine. The older, the better. The 36 year old became the all time leading goal scorer in World Cup history earlier in the summer and it was believed that he would return to former club Kaiserslautern for his final season in his decorated career.

From Matthäus to Lewandowski: Bayern Munich’s top 10 domestic transfer steals

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With Bayern Munich set to face Wolfsburg in the seasonal opener, the Bundesligais back for the 2014-15 season. And with it has arrived the latest installment of the increasingly tense relations between title-winners Munich and their most-talented rival, Borussia Dortmund.

Top ten best things of the World Cup

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I guess after getting annoyed and writing a negative post on the bad things of the World Cup yesterday, I should write one of the best things of the World Cup, in my personal view. 10. Seeing friends and family during this World Cup: For me this World Cup was an excuse to travel and enjoy with friends and family, and I did so shamelessly.

Miroslav Klose Considering Retirement From International Football

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The 2014 FIFA World Cup has unfortunately drawn to a close and Germany have been crowned champions.

Looking back at Die Mannschaft's run at glory, the Germans set a couple of records.

Miroslav Klose Considering Retirement From International Football

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The 2014 FIFA World Cup has unfortunately drawn to a close and Germany have been crowned champions.

Looking back at Die Mannschaft's run at glory, the Germans set a couple of records.

SBI World Cup Man of the Match: Mario Götze

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By TIM FONTENAULT

When Mario Götzereplaced Miroslav Klose in the 88th minute of Sunday's FIFA World Cup Final, he replaced one of the most historic players in tournament history.

In the 113th minute, Götzemade history himself.

The 22-year-old forward took a cross fromAndré Schürrle off his chest and fired it past Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero to give Germany a 1-0 lead in extra time.

Germany 1-0 Argentina: WORLD CUP FINAL Report – Germans crowned World Champions with sublime Gotze goal

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Germany have been crowned champions of the world in one of the greatest World Cups in history, which had everything from entertainment and excitement to controversies and surprises.

Back Germany to win World Cup

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Sunday sees Germany and Argentina square off in the 2014 World Cup final.

The arch-enemy of hosts Brazil could do the unthinkable and lift the World Cup trophy in what is widely considered the home of football.

Germany stand in the South Americans way though and are rightfully favourites to win the trophy for a fourth time to put them on par with Italy and only one behind record holders Brazil.

Brazil Destroyed By Germany In World Cup Semi-Final

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It started so well for Brazil. A rousing national anthem had the stadium in Belo Horizonte rocking and a national stood waiting to take its expected place in Sunday's World Cup Final at the home of soccer, the Maracana stadium in Rio.

But then the referee blew his whistle to start the game and a ruthless German side ripped the heart out of the Brazilian side on their way to a 7-1 victory.

Brazil 1-7 Germany: The most unbelievable game in World Cup history as hosts are destroyed

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The most astounding gameof football in all-time World Cup history saw the hosts, and original favorites to emerge as champions, humiliated and crushed by a German display of pure brilliance.

WATCH Miroslav Klose’s Goal for Germany to Break All-Time Goalscoring Record [VIDEO]

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Miroslav Klose scored for Germany tonight to break the all-time goalscoring record in a World Cup.

Klose, who scored Germany's second goal of the night, reached 16 goals to break Ronaldo's record of 15 goals scored in World Cup history. Klose now goes into the record books.

Watch his goal here:

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VIDEO: Miroslav Klose becomes World Cup’s all-time leading goal scorer

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Miroslav Klose has put Germany in firm position to book a place in the 2014 FIFA World Cup final after netting his side's second goal in the 23rd minute against the host nation Brazil.

France v Germany: Time for the European giants to hit top form… or go home!

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Germany entered the World Cupas the favorites for many, and France also had a huge following of support for their exciting prospects this time around, defying the doubters after failing so miserably in South Africa.

The best match of the tournament

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I joined some great friends to watch Ghana versus Germany in the small Danish town of Viborg. It was not coincidential that it was the same friends with whom I had gone on a Ghana roadtrip in 2006 (http://footballfanaticos.blogspot.dk/2006/07/world-cup-road-trip.htm), when Ghana for the first time took the world with storm.

Video Germany vs Ghana 2014 World Cup Goals Highlights Gotze Klose Ayew Video Group G

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Germany’s Miroslav Klose Equals World Cup All-Time Goalscoring Record [VIDEO]

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In Saturday's thrilling Germany 2-2 Ghana match, German striker Miroslav Klose made history when his 71st minute goal helped him equal the all-time World Cup goalscoring record that he now shares with Brazil's Ronaldo. His come-off-the-bench goal was classic Klose to keep Germany in contention to qualify for the next round of the World Cup.

SBI World Cup Man of the Match: Asamoah Gyan

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After Ghana lost to the United States in their opening match, they needed a result against Germany.

Thanks to Asamoah Gyan, Ghana got that result.

Ghana's captain scored his first goal of the World Cup in the 63rd minute, nine minutes after Andre Ayew equalized for Ghana.

Real Madrid

Tuesday Kickoff: World Cup 2018, Fabregas, Klose and more

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While concerns continue over the upcoming World Cup in Russia, one big name star could be on the move while another has ended his playing career.

Two 2018 World Cup stadiums have fallen behind schedule and will not be complete until 2018. (REPORT)

Chelsea is reportedly open to letting Cesc Fabregas leave for a loan move once the January transfer window opens.

Around the Forest: Living the Dream

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Noteworthy links from Stumptown and the rest of the web on 5/05/16.

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Borrowing from the European model, LA Galaxy opens the first club affiliated full-time high school academy. I can't wait for the zany 21 Jump Street antics to begin once a 39-year-old Arjen Robben, and 42-year-old Miroslav Klose are enrolled in a few years.

Major League Soccer

Klose remains set on continuing career amid Red Bulls links

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Miroslav Klose's successful career in Europe could have come to a close on Sunday, but the veteran German striker says he's not done playing just yet.

With the New York Red Bulls reportedly among the contenders to sign the 37-year-old, as well as 2.Bundesliga side Kaiserslautern, Klose hasn't revealed his future plans although insists he won't retire.

MLS Ticker: Plata, Orlando City, Red Bulls and more

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One of the league's most prolific players to date this season has been ruled out of action ahead of Week 8 in MLS.

Real Salt Lake playmaker Joao Plata has been ruled out at least seven days, according to head coach Jeff Cassar. Plata, who has scored four goals and provided four assists so far this season, suffered a quadriceps strain in training this week.

Serie A

Lazio look to halt Juventus title party preparations

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On-form Nigeria midfielder Ogenyi Onazi will join forces with German veteran Miroslav Klose on Wednesday when a rejuvenated Lazio aim to put the brakes on Juventus planning for an early title party.

With Juventus nine points ahead of second-placed Napoli with five games remaining, the black and white half of Turin is preparing to break out the champagne and celebrate a record-equalling fifth consecutive Serie A title.

Lazio look to halt Juventus title party preparations

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On-form Nigeria midfielder Ogenyi Onazi will join forces with German veteran Miroslav Klose on Wednesday when a rejuvenated Lazio aim to put the brakes on Juventus planning for an early title party.

With Juventus nine points ahead of second-placed Napoli with five games remaining, the black and white half of Turin is preparing to break out the champagne and celebrate a record-equalling fifth consecutive Serie A title.

Is Miroslav Klose the ticket to the Champions League for Lazio?

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After Monday's 4-0 thrashing of top three rivals Fiorentina, Lazio are now in the last Champions League spot behind Juventus and eternal rivals Roma. Unlike the Spanish La Liga, the German Bundesliga and the English Premier League it's the top THREE not four Italian clubs that make it to the Champions League.

Is Miroslav Klose the ticket to the Champions League for Lazio?

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After Monday's 4-0 thrashing of top three rivals Fiorentina, Lazio are now in the last Champions League spot behind Juventus and eternal rivals Roma. Unlike the Spanish La Liga, the German Bundesliga and the English Premier League it's the top THREE not four Italian clubs that make it to the Champions League.

Video Lazio vs Cagliari 4-2 Highlights 2014 Mauri Klose Goals Ederson

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Top 3 Players Of Serie A Round 8

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AS Roma were the big losers of the round, slipping a further three points behind Juventus after drawing 0-0 against Sampdoria. On the other hand, their direct title rivals won 2-0 at home, with Arturo Vidal and Fernando Llorente on target for the league leaders.

Behind these two giants there's plenty of clubs battling it out for Champions League places in Serie A.

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The Case for Klose

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According to a report in German paper Bild, German striker Miroslav Klose, the all-time leading scorer at the FIFA World Cup, is mulling a move to Major League Soccer. If the price is right, the experienced goal scorer could be just what the New England Revolution need to become true MLS Cup favorites in 2015.

Germany Striker Miroslav Klose Announces Retirement From International Soccer

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Miroslav Klose has announced his retirement from international soccer less than one month after winning the World Cup with Germany in Brazil and becoming the all-time leading goalscorer in World Cup history.

The 36-year-old enjoyed a largely successful international career spanning for over 13 years where he scored 71 goals in 137 appearances for the nation.

SBI World Cup Man of the Match: Toni Kroos

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By RYAN TOLMICH

It was one of the more emphatic statements in recent memory. With four goals in six minutes on their way to a 7-1 destruction of host nation Brazil, Germany put forth one of the most dominating performances ever seen on the World Cup Stage.

Toni Kroos, like virtually all of his German teammates, dismantled the Brazilian defense through the game's first thirty minutes.

All Of Ronaldo And Miroslav Klose’s 30 World Cup Goals In Space Of Five Minutes (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Does exactly what it says on the tin, this one...

They may well be equal first in terms of total goals but, unless Miroslav Klose nabs number 16, Ronaldo will always be top of the list as far as we're concerned much more diversity and a zillion times more entertaining to watch.

‘Willkommen Im Klub’ – Ronaldo Officially Welcomes Miroslav Klose To The ‘Fifteen’ Club

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After scoring his 15th World Cup goal against Ghana last night, Germany striker Miroslav Klose found himself officially welcomed into the '15 Club' by its only other member...

Bem-vindo ao clube #klose imagino a tua felicidade!

The Rest

My top-10 favourite players of the year

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The following is my personal list of my 10 favourite footballers of the year; the players who were special, who I will remember: 10) Miroslav Klose: Klose is not the most memorable striker in the world, and is in the autumn of his career. But he has always been a fair player and a gentleman, and as part of the German World Cup side he went on to become the most scoring player in World Cup

Git ‘er done: US faces Germany, more news

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USA news and previews ahead of today's big game. Ghana camp in turmoil. More news.