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Miroslav Klose equals World Cup scoring record

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Germany striker Miroslav Klose has equaled Ronaldo's scoring record in the World Cup by netting his 15th goal in Germany's 2-2 draw against Ghana in the Estádio Castelão, Fortaleza. 

The German scored with his first touch, after Benedikt Höwedes' header fell on the line for him to toe poke past the diving figure of Ghana's Fatau Dauda to equal the record and earn his team an invaluable draw.

Klose scores in four World Cups

What is even more remarkable about the 36-year-old's feat, is that he becomes only the third man to score in four separate world cups, seeing him score consistently at the tournament over a 16 year period. 

Things nearly turned sour for Klose though, as his front flip celebration nearly went wrong, seeing him not quite land on his feet, almost causing his knees to buckle.

The striker was fine however and went on to nearly win the game and break the record, when he was played through on goal. His left foot shot was dragged wide though, much to the relief of a resilient Ghana side.

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The match itself was a game of two halves. The first was dull, the second alive though, as Germany's Mario Goetze put them in the lead after half time. 

But Ghana's persistence paid off, as first Andre Ayew's header levelled the scores and then, their talisman Asamoah Gyan was played through and made no mistake scoring clinically past the intimidating figure of Manuel Neuer. 

A great move from Jordan Ayew could have seen Ghana take a 3-1 lead, but it didn't happen, as he saw tomorrow's headlines, ignoring the chance to play in Gyan, scuffing a shot straight at Neuer. 

They were made to pay late on in the game as Klose's goal saw the game end 2-2 and both teams take a share of the spoils. 

For Group G, it sees Germany top the group with 4 points, with Ghana staying third on 1 point. The USA play Portugal tomorrow, where an American win will see them become the first team to progress from the group and see Cristiano Ronaldo's men sent home.

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