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It wasn't me! Someone in the Germany camp broke the World Cup trophy

It’s okay though, it wasn’t the real one.

WELL THIS IS awkward.

It looks as if Germany may have celebrated their fourth World Cup win just a little too hard and broken the trophy.

According to the German FA (DFB) president Wolfgang Niersbach the damage was done as the German team partied in Rio after their extra-time win over Argentina.

The 63-year old told German newspaper Die Welt:

“At one point, a small piece was chipped but do not worry as we have specialists who can fix it.”

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The identity of the culprit – and nobody knows what Rihanna was doing at the time – remains a mystery despite what Niersbach refers to as an “intensive investigation.”

Luckily for all involved, the trophy ‘Die Nationalmannschaft’ were celebrating with was just a very realistic replica.

The original – made of 18-carat gold and worth over €7.3 million – which Philipp Lahm lifted in the Estádio Maracanã was returned to FIFA shortly after the presentation.

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