“She has a broken toe and that means that we cannot count on her for the group phase,” Germany’s coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg told reporters Tuesday. “We will try to get her back on the pitch at the World Cup, but I cannot give a precise prognosis.”
Germany, who came into the tournament as the No. 2 squad in the FIFA rankings, faces a fresh challenge in getting back to finals. The German squad has won two World Cup titles but hasn’t appeared in the finals since 2007, when it beat Brazil 2-0.
Maroszsan didn't play in 2011 due to a knee injury and battled ankle problems in 2015.
“I feel for her on a personal level," Voss-Tecklenburg said. "You cannot replace her because she has special qualities and abilities.”