Monday October 17 2011
Klose sets quit date

Lazio goal hero Miroslav Klose has admitted that he plans to retire from the game in the summer of 2014.

Klose joined the capital club in July and he's already made a real impact – including scoring the winner in the Rome derby on Sunday.

However, the centre-forward has warned the Biancocelesti fans that he won't be around for that much longer.

"If all goes well, I hope to play until 2014 with Lazio, appear in the World Cup and then end my career," he told Kicker.

"Who knows me well is aware that the World Cup is my objective."

Klose, 33, signed a two-year deal with the Italian outfit in the summer after his Bayern Munich contract expired.

The veteran has played in three World Cup competitions for his country. In 2002, they lost in the Final to Brazil, while they finished third in 2006 and 2010.

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