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Boca Juniors move on to Copa Lib semis as Cruzeiro's Dede sees red again

There are times when, come what may, the headlines of a game of football cling to a certain player. For reasons good or bad, one man stands out in the decisive moments -- and so it was for Brazil international centre-back Dede in the Copa Libertadores quarterfinal that saw Cruzeiro fall to Boca Juniors 3-1 on aggregate.

Commanding in the air, quick across the ground, Dede made his name at the start of the decade with Vasco da Gama. Unusually, Europe was not his ambition, and he swapped Rio de Janeiro...

CONMEBOL rescinds VAR red card for Cruzeiro's Dede after horror collision with goalkeeper

CONMEBOL says it has canceled a red card given to Cruzeiro defender Dede following a VAR decision in a Copa Libertadores tie against Boca Juniors last week.

South American football's governing body chose to overrule the decision to send off Dede after Paraguayan referee Eber Aquino dismissed him in Buenos Aires following a collision with Esteban Andrada, which led to the goalkeeper breaking his jaw.

After checking with the video assistant referee, Aquino adjudged Dede had deliberately clashed...

Copa Libertadores meeting shows ex-Brazil starlets Dede and Romulo heading in different directions

Football can be a precarious career. There are no guarantees. Momentum can be derailed by so many events: an unwise move, a change of coach, pure bad luck. But there is nothing worse than the dreaded injury, especially to the knees.

This is a panful subject for a pair of Brazilians who broke through together and whose current teams faced each other this week in the Copa Libertadores.

Centre-back Dede and central midfielder Romulo made their names in the Vasco da Gama team that won the Brazilian...

Brazil recall Liverpool's Lucas Leiva

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva, defender Dede and goalkeeper Victor were the new names added to Brazil's squad by coach Luis Felipe Scolari on Thursday for the Selecao's upcoming friendlies.

Lucas Leiva joined Liverpool from Gremio in 2007
Liverpool's Lucas is back on the international scene.

Victor got called up to fill in for QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar, who underwent surgery on Wednesday after breaking a finger during a training session earlier this month. In addition to Victor, Scolari also called on...


Vasco ready to cash in on Dede

Liverpool, Manchester United and Juventus are reported to have enquired about Brazil defender Dede, with Vasco da Gama confirming he is likely to move on in the summer.

Dede has six caps for Brazil and has been tipped to play a key role for the team at the 2014 World Cup

The Daily Mirror reports that those clubs, along with Benfica, have made enquiries for Dede, while AC Milan have been linked in Italy.

The 24-year-old centre-back extended his contract with...