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Sandy MacIver makes herself unavailable for England World Cup choice to give attention to damage rehab


May 25, 2023

Sandy MacIver has made herself unavailable for England choice for this summer season’s World Cup.

The Manchester Metropolis goalkeeper says her focus “stays on (her) rehab”.

MacIver, 24, sustained an damage over the past worldwide break in April, which prompted her to withdraw from Sarina Wiegman’s squad the place she was one among 4 goalkeepers chosen alongside Mary Earps, Hannah Hampton and Ellie Roebuck.

That damage curtailed her home season with Metropolis and MacIver has now supplied an replace on her situation on social media.

“I’ve taken the choice to make myself unavailable for England choice transferring ahead,” MacIver mentioned. “My present focus stays on my rehab.

“I’m making nice progress and stay up for a completely match pre-season with Metropolis. Wishing all the ladies the perfect of luck in Australia!”

MacIver, whose sole England senior look got here in 2021, joined Metropolis from Everton forward of the 2022-23 Ladies’s Tremendous League season. She made three WSL appearances earlier than sustaining her damage, with fellow England worldwide Roebuck remaining Gareth Taylor’s No 1 for many of the marketing campaign.


Everton’s goalkeeper Sandy MacIver on her finest saves 

What does this imply for England?

MacIver was Wiegman’s third selection behind Earps and Roebuck. Earps will stay as Wiegman’s No 1 however now MacIver has withdrawn the England boss has Roebuck and Hampton as choices.

Hampton was recalled to the England squad for April’s internationals in opposition to Brazil and Australia having addressed some “private points”, in keeping with Wiegman. She had not been chosen since final summer season’s European Championship and was absent from Aston Villa’s squad in October and November. She has since returned to Carla Ward’s beginning XI and has helped them to a fifth-placed end within the Ladies’s Tremendous League.

MacIver’s absence may open the door for Manchester United goalkeeper Emily Ramsey. The 22-year-old Everton loanee was compelled to withdraw from her first senior England call-up in February due to an ankle damage however has since recovered, beginning Everton’s final two WSL fixtures.


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