Mario Mandzukic ran toward the corner flag after he scored what proved to be the game-winning goal for Croatia in Wednesday’s World Cup semifinal game against England.
Photographer Yuri Cortez noticed Mandzukic and his teammates coming toward him, so a quick change of lenses was needed. Before Cortez knew it, he was part of the Croatian celebration.
“Yet I was still taking pictures,” Cortez told Actual Futbol.
Cortez, the Chief Photographer in AFP Mexico, was asked by Actual Futbol if he and the players were surprised by the moment.
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“Yes, of course given the situation at the start, but when the players realized who I was, they asked if I was OK,” Cortez said.
Here are some of the photos that Cortez took from the middle of the celebration:
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