Germans damage World Cup trophy at afterparty
The Local · 21 Jul 2014, 08:52
Published: 21 Jul 2014 08:52 GMT+02:00
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President of the German Football Association (DFB) Wolfgang Niersbach told Spiegel that a “small piece of it was chipped off”.
“Don’t worry about it,” he added. “We have specialists who can fix it.”
The 63-year-old added the culprit had not been identified, despite their “persistent” investigation. “The investigation was terminated without result,” Niersbach added.
After beating Argentina 1:0 in the World Cup final, the players partied with their families, girlfriends and celebrities in Rio de Janeiro.
Fortunately, the damaged trophy is a copy. The original was kept by Fifa in the Maracana stadium.
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It is not the first time football trophies have been damaged during the afterparty. In 2002, Schalke’s manager Rudi Assauer dropped the German Cup from the top of a bus during celebrations.
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