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Germany draws 2-2 with Ghana

Cape Times

Ghana held Germany to a 2-2 draw on Saturday despite veteran striker Miroslav Klose coming on as a substitute to tie the World Cup scoring record with the equalizer in their highly entertaining Group G match.

Klose now has 15 career World Cup goals, equaling the mark set by former Brazil star Ronaldo.

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FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JUNE 21:  Sulley Muntari of Ghana performs an overhead kick against Thomas Mueller of Germany during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Germany and Ghana at Castelao on June 21, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil.  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)Ghana's Asamoah Gyan (C) celebrates after scoring a goal with teammates Andre Ayew (R) and John Boye during their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match against Germany at the Castelao arena in Fortaleza June 21, 2014. REUTERS/Marcelo Del Pozo (BRAZIL  - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)Germany's Mario Goetze scores a goal during the 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match between Germany and Ghana at the Castelao arena in Fortaleza June 21, 2014.     REUTERS/Paul Hanna (BRAZIL  - Tags: TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)Ghana's Asamoah Gyan (L) shoots to score a goal against Germany during their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match at the Castelao arena in Fortaleza June 21, 2014.               REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh (BRAZIL  - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)      TOPCUPFORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JUNE 21: Mesut Oezil of Germany challenges Kwadwo Asamoah of Ghana during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Germany and Ghana at Castelao on June 21, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)Ghana's John Boye heads the ball in front of Germany's Thomas Mueller during the group G World Cup soccer match between Germany and Ghana at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Saturday, June 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JUNE 21:  Asamoah Gyan of Ghana celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Germany and Ghana at Castelao on June 21, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JUNE 21:  Miroslav Klose of Germany celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Germany and Ghana at Castelao on June 21, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil.  (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JUNE 21:  Mario Goetze of Germany celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Germany and Ghana at Castelao on June 21, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil.  (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JUNE 21:  Asamoah Gyan of Ghana celebrates with his teammates scoring his team's second goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Germany and Ghana at Castelao on June 21, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Klose scored the equalizer in the 71st minute, less than two minutes after coming on, when a corner by Toni Kroos was flicked to the far post by Benedikt Hoewedes and the striker slid in to knock the ball into the roof of the net.

The result means the United States would advance from the group if it beats Portugal on Sunday.

Mario Goetze had put Germany ahead in the 51st, but Ghana equalized three minutes later through Andre Ayew.

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan then put the Africans ahead in the 63rd, only to see Klose cancel out his goal.

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