Germany celebrated too hard, broke World Cup trophy

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Germany was sent home with a replica of the World Cup trophy. (Getty Images)

Germany, apparently, can't have nice things.

The team came home last week with their fourth World Cup title, and they must have been pretty excited, too, because they ended up breaking the trophy.

"At one point, a small piece of our World Cup trophy was chipped off," German soccer federation president Wolfgang Niersbach said, according to ESPN. "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."

Luckily, Germany came home with just a replica of the trophy they hoisted in Brazil, which is valued at $10 million.

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