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Football: Dortmund captain Kehl to retire in 2015

Published on Mar 24, 2014 12:28 AM

BERLIN (AFP) - Borussia Dortmund's veteran captain Sebastian Kehl has said he will retire in June 2015, having just signed a year's contract extension.

The 34-year-old, who made the last of his 31 appearances for Germany at the 2006 World Cup, joined Dortmund in 2002.

Kehl scored for Dortmund in last Wednesday's 2-1 defeat at home to Zenit St Peterburg as Borussia went through to the Champions League quarter-finals 5-4 on aggregate having won the first leg 4-2.

"Borussia Dortmund, our wonderful team, fans and the city of Dortmund has been my home for many years, so I have decided to continue my stay," said the defensive midfielder.

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