Macario misses SheBelieves Cup final after her return to France

Tuesday23 February 2021 | 8:22
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The young star has returned to France ahead of Lyon’s Champions League clash with Brondby to complete her self-isolation period before the match.

Olympique Lyonnais

midfielder, Catarina Macario, missed

U.S. women's national team

’s win in the SheBelieves Cup final against


after returning to France ahead of her club’s Champions League clash with


to complete her quarantine period.

U.S. Soccer released a statement about Macario’s absence, saying:

"U.S. Women’s National Team midfielder Catarina Macario has returned to France and Olympique Lyonnais in order to complete her government-mandated seven-day quarantine so she can be prepared and eligible to play in the club’s UEFA Women’s Champions League Round of 16 first leg match against Danish side Brondby on March 4."

"Macario’s departure was previously agreed upon between OL and U.S. Soccer prior to the tournament."

Macario is a Brazilian-born footballer, who was permissioned to join the U.S. team after earning a citizenship on January 13th.

The 21-year-old’s USWNT debut came against


while her first appearance with Lyon was made against



Lyon’s upcoming match, which will be against Brondby in the Champions League’s round of 16, will be held on March 4th before the Division 1 Feminine pays their opponent a visit in Denmark six days later.

source: SportMob