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.
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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.For
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