Previous
England
Lithuania
2
0
FT
Game Details
Azerbaijan
Germany
1
4
FT
Game Details
Scotland
Slovenia
1
0
FT
Game Details
Montenegro
Poland
1
2
FT
Game Details
Northern Ireland
Norway
2
0
FT
Game Details
Romania
Denmark
0
0
FT
Game Details
San Marino
Czech Republic
0
6
FT
Game Details
Malta
Slovakia
1
3
FT
Game Details
Armenia
Kazakhstan
2
0
FT
Game Details
Next

FIFA bans Mutko from election

Blog - FIFA
Read

Muller backs Muller to break record

Germany legend Gerd Muller has backed his namesake Thomas to become the World Cup's all-time top goalscorer.

- Honigstein: Muller makes the difference
Germany have touched perfection -- Maradona
- Team comes first, says goal hero Muller

Muller scored a hat trick as Joachim Low's side began their World Cup campaign with a 4-0 demolition of Portugal on Monday, taking his World Cup tally to eight goals in just seven appearances.

Ronaldo holds the all-time World Cup record with 15 goals -- a tally veteran Germany attacker Miroslav Klose is only one behind, with his 14-goal haul the same as Gerd Muller's.

Klose, playing in his fourth World Cup, was an unused substitute against Portugal, with Thomas Muller taking his place.

And namesake Gerd told Sport Bild: "I am convinced that Thomas Muller will nab the World Cup goal record, because he still has two or three more World Cups in him."

He said he had his "fingers crossed" that Muller, who won the Golden Boot as the top scorer in the 2010 tournament, could defend that title.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who was at the Portugal match, visited the Germany dressing room where she praised the players -- and told Muller to keep on scoring goals.

"We exchanged a few words," the Bayern player told Bild. "She does expect a couple more goals. But I don't have to score three in every match -- she'd prefer it if I divided them into several games."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.