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Greek defender Papastathopoulos extends Dortmund deal

26 October 2015, 21:40

Berlin - Greek international defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos has extended his contract with Borussia Dortmund until 2019, the Bundesliga club announced on Monday.

The 27-year-old, who normally operates in central defence and joined the eight-time German champions in 2013 from Werder Bremen, is a regular starter in Thomas Tuchel's side who are currently second and seven points behind leaders Bayern Munich.

Also read: Dortmund's Watzke, Ferguson tip Klopp for Liverpool success

The Greek international began his career at AEK Athens in 2005 before moving to Serie A and spells with Genoa and AC Milan, with whom he won the Italian title in 2011.

He played in all four of Greece's World Cup matches in 2014, and scored a late equaliser against Costa Rica in a 1-1 draw in the last 16 before the team were eventually eliminated 5-3 on penalties.

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