If you’re a sports fan, you’ve probably wondered which are the most incredible comebacks in sports history. There’s probably nothing more memorable in sports than a revival story, a miraculous event in which the losing team turns the tables on its opponent and changes the course of what appeared to be an inevitable defeat. Whether you were on the winning end or the losing one as an invested spectator, or simply a neutral observer, all of the stories in our list showcase exactly what makes sports so compelling to millions of people around the world, and why they can become such passionate fans.
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Now then, let’s take a look at our countdown and find out which are the most incredible comebacks in sports history.
10. West Germany National Team
When: July 4, 1954, World Cup Final
Where: Wankdorf Stadium in Bern, Switzerland
How: 8 minutes into the most important match of the most important event in soccer, West Germany was already losing by two goals; Hungary was performing as everyone had expected. Yet then, something incredible happened, and by halftime, the German team had managed to get even. Finally, when the match was 6 minutes away from being over, Helmut Rahn scored Germany’s third goal. This dramatic victory is known as the Miracle of Bern.
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