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Bayern Munich defender Dante (6th l.) has been in wonderful form for the record champions this season <br>and duly received his first call-up to the Brazilian national squad to play England at Wembley It was the fulfilment of a lifelong dream for the 29-year-old (3rd r.), who has made no secret <br>of his ambition to play alongside the likes of Neymar (l.) at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in his homeland Wearing the No4, Dante (l.) had plenty to do alongside Chelsea FC's David Luiz at centre-back, with England forward Theo Walcott's (c.) pace a constant menace The game itself went well for Dante, who looked at ease at the heart of the back four, showing <br>typical composure on the ball and spraying his trademark fizzing passes from flank to flank The unmistakeable defender (r.) had spoken prior to the game of his admiration for England striker Wayne Rooney (l.), <br>but the Brazilian looked at ease coping with the Manchester United FC man, putting in this excellent tackle for starters Sadly the result didn't quite go Dante's (l.) way. After Ronaldinho had missed a penalty for the South Americans, Wayne Rooney put the Three Lions ahead in the first half. Fred equalised for Brazil in the second half, but victory was England's as Frank Lampard (r.) struck to ensure the hosts celebrated their 150th anniversary in style Still that did little to dampen the occasion for the Bayern blocker, who won his first international cap on a night where both Ashley Cole and Ronaldinho earned their 100th
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