Alex Grimm
By Alex Suskind
July 20, 2014

While the German soccer team celebrates their World Cup victory, the trophy the team brought back from Brazil is experiencing the after effects. 

According to the German newspaper Die Welt, someone on the team damaged the famous gold-plated ball.

"At one point, a small piece of our World Cup trophy was chipped off," DFB president Wolfgang 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."

Thankfully, this particular trophy isn't the official one, it's just a replica. The real version, which is valued at $10 million, is locked up in a vault after the final game.

[Die Welt h/t ESPN FC]

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