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Dante: Gone but not forgotten

5:49 am AEST 15/4/17
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The 33-year-old is enjoying a renaissance in France and while a Selecao return may be unlikely, he'd certainly be no stranger this time around


Dante could have walked along the Copacabana without attracting a glance, merely another face in the crowd. Like so many of his compatriots, he has played almost his entire career abroad. 

The Salvador native headed to Europe after barely more than a single season in Brazil. His dream of returning home for the Selecao’s first World Cup on home soil in more than half a century was for so long little more than a pipedream.

But 2012 changed all that. His fabulous form in Germany for Gladbach attracted the attention of Bayern Munich, and a move to the Allianz Arena turned heads back home – including that of Luiz Felipe Scolari.

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