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Germany damages its World Cup trophy during team celebrations
Germany damages its World Cup trophy during team celebrations

It took the Germans a month of grueling matches to win the World Cup, but it took them only about a week to damage their coveted trophy. The 2014 tournament winners chipped off a piece of their replica World Cup trophy during wild celebrations in the aftermath of their 1-0 extra-time win against Argentina, Wolfgang Niersbach, president of the German Football Assn., told German newspaper Die Welt. The real, 18-karat gold World Cup trophy, which the German players celebrated with immediately after their win over Argentina, remains safe and unharmed at FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. It is unclear exactly who damaged the gold-plated trophy, Niersbach said. "We have...

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