Miroslav Klose breaks Ronaldo record to become all-time leading World Cup scorer

Germany striker broke record during first half mauling of Brazil

Miroslav Klose now stands alone as the all-time leading scorer at the World Cup.

The Germany forward netted the second goal in the semi-final against Brazil to take his tally to 16.

After his goal earlier in the tournament, against Ghana, he had drawn level with Brazil great Ronaldo on 15.

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His goals extend over four World Cups going back to 2002 and a total of 23 games.

At the 2002 tournament in Japan and South Korea he scored five, a total he matched at the 2006 tournament in his own country.

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In South Africa he netted four-times and took his tally for the current tournament to two with his goal during the first-half demolition of Brazil.

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