Germany's World Cup trophy damaged during celebrations in Brazil

Germany's defender and captain Philipp Lahm (front-R) holds up the World Cup trophy as he celebrates with his teammates after winning the 2014 FIFA World Cup final football match on July 13, 2014
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German FA president Wolfgang Niersbach reveals that the World Cup trophy was chipped during Germany's celebrations in Brazil last Sunday.

President of the German FA Wolfgang Niersbach has revealed that the World Cup trophy suffered some minor damage during celebrations in Brazil.

Germany clinched their fourth world title with a 1-0 victory over Argentina at the Maracana last Sunday.

Members of the team celebrated with the trophy long into the early hours of the morning, during which a part of the much-coveted piece of silverware was chipped off.

"At one point, a small piece of our World Cup trophy was chipped off, but do not worry, we have specialists on the case who can fix it," Niersbach told Die Welt.

"We have investigated persistently who it was that damaged the trophy, but the investigation was concluded without a result."

The trophy, which was first introduced in 1974, is said to be worth around £8m.

Head coach Joachim Low of Germany celebrates his team's second goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Germany and Ghana at Castelao on June 21, 2014
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