Germany reveal World Cup 2014 trophy damage during wild victory celebrations

They have waited 24 years to get their hands on the World Cup again and in little over a week of it being in their possession, Germany have damaged the iconic trophy.

The 2014 tournament winners have chipped off a piece of their golden prize admist wild celebrations after their 1-0 extra-time win against Argentina in the final earlier this month.

On Sunday, the German FA revealed the damage as captain Philip Lahm led the team in jubilant scenes after the Germans won football’s most famous competition for the first time since 1990 in Brazil’s Maracana stadium.

Luckily for Germany however, the trophy they were given to parade around Berlin was a replica given to them by football’s governing body, Fifa.

The current trophy replaced the famous Jules Rimet trophy, which was given to Brazil after they won it for a third time at the 1970 World Cup.

The previous trophy was stolen during a public exhibition at Westminster Central Hall ahead of the 1966 World Cup in England.

It was then famously found by a dog named Pickles under a bush in Norwood, south London before England went on to win the tournament.

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