Klose claims double as Germans destroy Argentina in quarterfinal


Three-time champions Germany marched into the semifinals of the World Cup after destroying Diego Maradona’s highly-rated Argentina side 4-0 on Saturday in a rematch of the 1986 and 1990 title matches.

Veteran striker Miroslav Klose celebrated his 100th international appearance with two goals in Cape Town, taking him level second in the tournament’s all-time scoring list alongside compatriot Gerd Muller on 14.

Thomas Muller, one of the finds of the month-long football showpiece, headed the opening goal inside the third minute, his fourth of the South African tournament, while Arne Friedrich bundled home his first in 76 internationals to make it 3-0.

Maradona told reporters after the match that he was unsure about his future with Argentina, who also lost to Germany at the same stage in a penalty shootout in 2006.

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