BBC Sport - World Cup 2014: Miroslav Klose vital to German bid - Joachim Low

Klose vital to Germany's chances - Low

Germany coach Joachim Low says he does not know if he will start striker Miroslav Klose against Portugal, but says the player is vital to their bid to win the World Cup.

Klose currently has 14 World Cup goals, one behind the all-time record of 15 held by Brazil's Ronaldo, and Low is hopeful Klose will beat that tally in Brazil.

Germany take on Portugal in their opening Group G match in Salvador on Monday.

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