Everton Keeper Set For Tokyo Olympics

Everton goalkeeper Sandy MacIver will go to the Olympic Games this summer after being named among four reserve players set to travel with the 18-player Team GB squad for the tournament in Tokyo. 

Midfielder Jill Scott, who spent the second half of last season on loan with Everton from Manchester City, is in the party chosen by manager Hege Riise. 

Scott is poised for her second Olympic Games after finishing fifth with Team GB at London 2012.

MacIver will gain her first major tournament experience after a senior England debut this year. 

Scott made 11 Women's Super League appearances for Everton, scoring twice, after coming back to the Club from City in January.

During her loan spell, the 34-year-old, who had seven years with Everton before leaving for City in 2013, reached an incredible milestone of 150 senior Lionesses caps when she captained the team against Northern Ireland at St. George's Park. 

On that same day in February, MacIver earned her first England cap when she came off the bench for the final 29 minutes. 

The 22-year-old has been a standout performer for Everton this season, earning six clean sheets in 18 WSL appearances.

Her hard work was recognised by coaching staff who chose MacIver as the Club's Young Player of the Season. 

Tokyo 2020 will represent Great Britain's second appearance in the women's Olympic football tournament. 

Interim boss Riise will lead the team in a group featuring Canada, Chile and hosts Japan. 

Team GB get their tournament under way against Chile at the Sapporo Dome on 21 July. 

They face Japan at the same venue on 24 July before travelling to the Ibaraki Kashima Stadium on 27 July to tackle Canada. 

The top two teams in each group, alongside the top two third-place finishers, advance to the quarter-finals on 30 July.