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FIFA World Cup roundup: Germany draws 2-2 with Ghana

Associated Press

Miroslav Klose rescued a point for Germany, and tied the World Cup scoring record in the process.

Germany was held to a 2-2 draw by Ghana on Saturday in Fortaleza, Brazil, needing Klose’s equalizer in the 71st minute to avoid a second-game letdown.

Klose now has 15 goals in four tournaments, equaling the mark set by former Brazil star Ronaldo.

Mario Goetze had put Germany ahead in the 51st, but Ghana equalized 3 minutes later through Andre Ayew.

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan then put the Africans ahead in the 63rd.

Argentina 1, Iran 0: Lionel Messi finally found a way through Iran’s defensive wall with a superb goal in stoppage time to give Argentina a narrow Group F victory in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and a place in the knockout stages.

Messi collected the ball about 20 yards out and curled a shot into the left-hand corner.

Nigeria 1, Bosnia-Herzegovina 0: Peter Odemwingie’s first-half goal sealed Nigeria’s first victory in a World Cup match since 1998 and eliminated tournament newcomer Bosnia-Herzegovina from contention in Cuiaba, Brazil.

Nigeria needs a point against Argentina on Wednesday to be guaranteed a spot in the round of 16 – and a surprise win would secure top spot in the Group F. Bosnia is still without a point.

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