7 Jun 2014

Klose breaks Mueller's goal record for Germany

3:58 pm on 7 June 2014

Germany have completed their football World Cup preparations with a 6-1 thrashing of Armenia in Mainz.

Veteran forward Miroslav Klose became Germany's all-time top scorer when he notched his 69th goal, breaking Gerd Mueller's 40-year record.

Klose, who's 36 and the only out-and-out striker in the squad, can reach another milestone at the finals. He needs one goal to equal the World Cup record of 15 held by Brazil great Ronaldo.

Germany have been drawn in Group G with Ghana, United States and Portugal at this month's World Cup in Brazil.

Elsewhere, hosts Brazil beat Serbia 1-0 in their last warm-up match in Sao Paulo, Australia lost 1-0 to Croatia in Salvador, Colombia beat Jordan 3-0 in Buenos Aires, and Japan edged Zambia 4-3 in Florida