Football: Around The World - Germany: Klinsmann bows out in style

THE FORMER Tottenham striker Jurgen Klinsmann bid farewell to football with six goals last night as he helped his hand-picked World XI to an 8-6 win in his testimonial match over a team from his first senior club, VfB Stuttgart.

A 53,000 sell-out crowd at the Gottlieb Daimler stadium saw the 34-year- old Klinsmann score in the 33rd, 55th, 60th, 71st, 73rd and 85th minutes, and Rudi Voller - his former World Cup strike partner - also hit the back of the net with two second-half goals.

After a match in which the former Germany coach Berti Vogts, in charge of the World XI, substituted Jurgen Kohler with the tennis player Boris Becker for the last 25 minutes, Klinsmann said: "I wanted to do things differently and have everyone go home with a smile on their faces, having fun."