Klose reiterates desire to play at 2014 World Cup

The Lazio striker maintains that he has no intention to retire from international football despite Euro 2012 elimination, insisting he is ready for the next two years.
Germany international Miroslav Klose has reiterated his hope to continue featuring for the national team up until after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

The 34-year-old featured in die Mannschaft's unsuccessful Euro 2012 campaign, bringing his total caps record to 121, and scored the third goal in the 4-2 quarter-final win over Greece.

And the Lazio striker has always maintained that he will represent his country for another two years, and has again insisted that he has no intention of retiring from international service.

"At this point, I [was] hoping to win the European Championship," he revealed to Bild. "I just have to dispose of the disappointment at the European Championship.
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"I will not stop, right now I think I will play two more years with the national team. One goal is already the 2014 World Cup.

"But I've decided for myself: I play at the European Championship and see what happens. But, if I stay fit and healthy, there is nothing in the way of the World Cup."

Klose is just four goals away from equalling Gerd Muller's all-time record of 68 strikes for Germany. Should he score twice in Brazil two years from now, he would become the World Cup's record goalscorer.