Germany players blemished the World Cup trophy in the aftermath of last week’s 1-0 victory over Argentina at the Maracana, says DFB president Wolfgang Niersbach.
Niersbach admitted that a piece of the famous trophy “was chipped off” amid wild celebrations in Berlin during their victory party.
Germany claimed their fourth world title in Brazil; thus becoming the first European nation to clinch the Fifa World Cup on South American soil.
‘Die Nationalmannshaft” were treated to a a hero’s welcome by a sea of jubilant fans gathered in the capital, but the celebration got a little out of control.
“At one point, a small piece of our World trophy was chipped off,” Niersbach told Die Welt. “But do not worry! We have specialists on the case who can fix it. We have investigated persistently who it was that damaged the trophy, but the investigation was concluded without a result.”
The trophy is estimated to be worth over €10m but the one that was damaged was just a replica given to the team by Fifa.