German Striker Miroslav Klose retires from international football

The German striker Miroslav Klose has announced his retirement from international football on Monday.

The 36-year-old, who made his Germany’s debut in 2001 – has played in four World Cups, makes him the most prolific striker and the top scorer in the World Cup history, with 71 goals in 137 appearances for his country.

The Lazio frontman said in a statement released by the German Football Association, “Winning the title in Brazil was a childhood dream come true.”

The Polish-born legend scored five goals at the 2002 World Cup held in South Korea and Japan, five in 2006 World Cup at Germany, four in 2010 at South Africa and two in 2014 at Brazil.