The Buzz | FIFA finds stone base of original World Cup trophy

A piece of the original World Cup trophy has been found and will be displayed in the new FIFA museum.
A staff member found the stone base of the Jules Rimet trophy last month in basement storage at FIFA headquarters, museum creative director David Ausseil said yesterday.
“It’s like finding an Egyptian mummy,” Ausseil told The Associated Press. “You can’t put a price tag on it because it’s family jewels.”
The base is a 10-centimeter tall, octagonal piece of blue semi-precious lapis lazuli stone, Ausseil said.
It carries the names of the first four World Cup winners: Uruguay and Italy each won twice between 1930 and 1950.
Ausseil said the trophy got a new base before the 1954 tournament, won by West Germany.

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