Germany attacker Miroslav Klose has equalled Brazil legend Ronaldo’s World Cup goalscoring record following his tap-in in the 2-2 Group G draw against Ghana.
Since his last World Cup in 2006, Ronaldo’s record tally of 15 goals in the competition had remained untouched, but Klose has now levelled at last in his fourth World Cup participation.
The experienced forward started the encounter on the bench, but was brought on minutes after Germany went 2-1 down against the Africans and immediately made an impact.
The Lazio striker netted five goals at the 2002 World Cup, five times four years later, four in 2010 and now once during this summer’s showpiece.
Ronaldo amassed his strikes across three tournaments, in 1998, 2002 and 2006 – and lifted the famous trophy once along the way, 12 years ago this summer.