“I’m really pleased to have got the call and I’m looking forward to the prospect,” Dante said. “He’s a world-class striker — a high quality player. His movement is fantastic. He’s got everything. You have to be right on your game against those sort of players, because they can turn a game in a flash.”
The last encounter between the teams saw Brazil snatch a 1-1 draw thanks to a stoppage-time equalizer by Diego in the first England international at the new Wembley Stadium in June 2007.