Munich, Germany – Miroslav Klose has said that he is likely to retire from the international game for Germany following the 2014 World Cup.
The 35-year-old striker has scored 67 goals in 128 games for Germany, leaving him one goal shy of the German record of 68 goals set by Gerd Muller.
Klose is also within striking distance of another record as his 14 World Cup goals leave him just one short of Brazilian forward Ronaldo's total of 15.
When asked if the 2014 World Cup would be his final competition for Germany, Klose said: "It will be like that in the national team, I'd like to think."
Klose, who is in the final year of his contract with Lazio, also hinted that he could return to the Bundesliga next summer to finish out his club career.
"I want to play a good season, play the World Cup and take it from there," Klose said. "I am still fit and in any case still feel like playing football. Certainly the Bundesliga is an option. I can absolutely imagine ending my career in Bundesliga."