The Germans had a nearly flawless World Cup, not losing a single match while dominating some of the most impressive sides in Brazil en route to the country's fourth championship.

So the squad can be forgiven if the celebration didn't go as well as the actual tournament.

According to the German newspaper Die Welt, a piece of the trophy took a hit during the champions' celebrations in Berlin.

"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."

So the trophy made it through this well-choreographed celebration, but couldn't hold up later on:

Thankfully, the trophy awarded to Germany is only a replica of the real one. That one, which is made of 18-carat gold and valued at around $10 million, is locked in a vault after the final game.

Germany also won the World Cup in 1954, 1974 and 1990.