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Everton and England midfielder Christiansen to retire from football

Izzy Christiansen has announced she will retire from football when the Women's Super League season ends on Saturday.

The Everton and England midfielder will bring the curtain down on her glittering career this weekend against former club Manchester City

Christiansen, 31, who has made over 300 appearances and scored 60 goals, revealed on the latest episode of Sky Sports' Three Players and a Podcast that the time was right to hang up her boots and focus on new opportunities

"It's been on my mind since the start of the season because I knew my contract was finishing with Everton," she said. "I thought it might be on the horizon and I just wanted to enjoy the year and give myself a position where I'm ready to make the right decision come now

"Since 2019, I've been working really hard on the media side of things, analysing football, data and to try to deliver decent punditry or radio commentary. I feel like I've really grown in that. It's been like handling two jobs at times which hasn't been easy. The place where I've got myself to now is 150 per cent the right decision.

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