The 25 Gutsiest Performances in Sports History

22. Franz Beckenbauer's Sling Game

Date: 6/17/1970
Game: World Cup Semifinal, Italy vs. West Germany 
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Early on in the 1970 World Cup semifinal against Italy, the legendary German sweeper injured his arm during a tackle. Instead of coming off, he threw his arm in a sling and turned in a typical Beckenbauer performance. A 111th minute Italian goal dealt West Germany a 4-3 loss and a spot against Brazil in the Final, but Beckenbauer and his broken clavicle oozed class throughout the 120 minute extra time thriller.

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