The FIFA World Cup trophy is not awarded to the winning nation permanently. World Cup winners retain the trophy until the next tournament and are awarded a gold-plated replica rather than the solid gold original.
July 2015 -- In a Rout and a Romp, U. Takes World Cup - Abby Wambach and Christie Rampone held the World Cup trophy aloft after the United States’ win over Japan. Rampone, had been a part of the last U. team to win it, in The New York Times