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. Patrice Bergeron Jersey . 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. Torey Krug Jersey . - David Tomasek had two goals in regulation time and was the lone scorer in the shootout as the Belleville Bulls upset the Oshawa Generals 6-5 on Wednesday in Ontario Hockey League action. Brad Marchand Jersey . -- A year ago, Flavia Pennetta was close to retiring from tennis. http://www.thebostonbruinshockey.com/phil-esposito-hockey-jersey/ . His fellow Finn, 21 years his junior, had just arrived in Anaheim and was hoping to stick with the Ducks.Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Miami Heat have signed guard Tyler Johnson to a 10-day contract. Johnson averaged 18.5 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 13 games (all starts) for Miamis NBA Development League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce. David Krejci Jersey. The 22-year-old spent the preseason with Miami before being waived on Oct. 25. Cheap Canadiens JerseysCheap Predators JerseysCheap Devils JerseysCheap Islanders JerseysCheap Rangers JerseysCheap Senators JerseysCheap Flyers JerseysCheap Penguins JerseysCheap Sharks JerseysCheap Blues JerseysCheap Lightning JerseysCheap Maple Leafs JerseysCheap Canucks JerseysCheap Golden Knights JerseysCheap Capitals JerseysCheap Winnipeg Jets Jerseys ' ' '