Ahead of its quarterfinal match against Sweden, Germany will see Dzsenifer Marozsan return to the lineup after missing the last three games with the broken toe.
While Germany has been excellent thus far, getting Marozsan back is a huge boost. For her part, the 27-year-old midfielder appreciated how she was able to get healthy while the team took care of business on the pitch as told to The Telegraph:
I told the coach that I am ready, but it was good that I didn’t play [against Nigeria]. The more time I have, the more my toe can heal.
Marozsan has scored 32 goals in 91 appearances for Germany.
Sweden, however, is not exactly the easiest team to jump back in against. Still, the Swedes respect Germany and know this contest will likely be a battle of attrition. Stina Blackstenius, who scored the game-winning goal against Canada, acknowledged Germany’s excellence so far, but also likes her team’s chances:
Germany is always Germany, but I think we should dare to trust the team that we have built up. We need to believe we can win this, because I really do believe that we can.
Sweden and Germany will square off today at 12:30PM EST at Stade de la Route de Lorient.