slalom in Soelden. She decided last week to wait.
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    slalom in Soelden. She decided last week to wait.

    by lw789 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:13 pm

    FRANKFURT, Germany -- Miroslav Klose, the top scorer in World Cup history, has retired from Germanys national squad a month after the team won the title for the fourth time. The 36-year-old Klose scored twice in Brazil, making him the highest-scoring player in the tournaments history with 16 goals, one ahead of Ronaldo. It was Kloses fourth World Cup tournament. With a career total of 71 goals, Klose is also the highest-scoring player for Germany. He is also the second most capped Germany player with 137 games. "The title in Brazil fulfilled a childhood dream of mine," Klose said in a statement posted Monday on the German national teams website. "I am proud and happy that I could contribute to this great success for the German football. There is no better time to close the national team chapter." Klose is the second member of the World Cup-winning side to step down after captain Philipp Lahm. While Lahms retirement came as a surprise, but Kloses move was expected. The pairs retirement will be marked at a ceremony before the Sept. 3 friendly against Argentina, the rival Germany beat 1-0 in the World Cup final. Neither will play, the German federation said. Germany coach Joachim Loew called Klose a "world star," and "one of the greatest strikers in football." Klose was always Loews preferred striker and he was the only true striker in the World Cup squad in Brazil. Klose started the tournament on the bench but returned to the starting 11 when Loew decided to abandon the "false nine" formation and use a striker again. "You can always rely on Miro Klose, he kept his word," Loew said. "The same thing happened in Brazil, I knew that Miro would be top fit when it mattered." Born in Poland, Klose moved with his family to Germany at an early age and always played for his adopted homeland. Klose made his debut as a substitute for Germany in a World Cup qualifier against Albania on March 24, 2001, and scored the winning goal in a 2-1 victory. "The success of the team was always my priority," Klose said. With 71 goals for Germany, Klose surpassed the legendary Gerd Mueller (68). Only Lothar Matthaeus played more games for Germany at 150. Klose played for Kaiserslautern, Werder Bremen and Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga before moving to Italian club Lazio in 2011, where he has another season on his contract. Benjamin Pavard France Jersey . Now the Minnesota Vikings have set their sights on soccer. Antoine Griezmann France Jersey . George Hill had 13 points and seven rebounds for the Pacers, who stayed atop the overall NBA standings despite losing twice on their West Coast trip. Los Angeles kept it close into the second half before the Pacers finished an easy win over the injury-riddled Lakers, who have lost five straight. http://www.nationalfrancesoccer.com/hug ... ce-jersey/. 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The Olympic downhill champion skipped last Saturdays season-opening race in Austria. She will stick with her original plan to come back at home at the event in Beaver Creek, Colo., from Nov. 29-Dec. 1. After training in Chile in August went better than expected, Vonn flirted with the idea of coming back for the giant slalom in Soelden. She decided last week to wait. Her right knee felt great in training. But she could tell her body just wasnt quite ready to race. "My timing is a little bit off," Vonn told The Associated Press in a phone interview Monday. "If I get into trouble, if I make a mistake on the course, I revert to bad habits. Im not as technically sound as I need to be. That just takes time on the snow." Every decision centres on making sure shes healthy and in top form for this winters Sochi Olympics. The four-time overall World Cup winner shredded her anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in a crash at the world championships in Schladming last February.dddddddddddd "I really wanted to compete," Vonn said. "Ive been really antsy. I need that adrenaline rush. I need to be back on the circuit." But Soelden isnt a very important World Cup race in the big picture, and the overriding goal is to compete in Russia. The Olympics start Feb. 7 -- 100 days from Tuesday. If Vonn is there racing, shell be one of the biggest stars of the Sochi Games. She made the rounds in Manhattan on Monday, appearing on the "Today" show and the "Late Show" with David Letterman. Vonn was promoting the "Thank You, Mom" campaign for sponsor Procter & Gamble. The video with her mother details the story of her devastating injury, a tale that surely will be told over and over if shes contending for gold again a year later. The best way to accomplish that was to put off her return just a little bit longer. "She has another month. Colorado is going to be great and shes going to be ready in Beaver Creek," U.S. Ski Team Alpine director Patr

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