Yuri Cortez is a chief photographer for AFP Mexico who found himself in both the wrong place and the right place at the right time.
A photographer covering the World Cup inadvertently became part of a celebration, and the result was incredible.
Yuri Cortez is a chief photographer for AFP Mexico and when Croatia scored their semi-final-winning goal in the 109th minute against England, he was in both the wrong place and the right place at the right time.
As the Croatian side celebrated the monumental goal, they moved towards an area of the sideline that did not have a barrier between the field and the photographers covering the game.
As more players piled on, they crashed into the photographers.
It was quickly evident that one photographer did not get out of the way in time and ended up on the bottom of the pile. That is Cortez under the Croatian pile, and amazingly, it appeared that he was still snapping pictures with one of his cameras.
The results were amazing.
AFP posted a few of the photographs on social media.
The Croatian players were quick to tend to Cortez. Once it appeared that he was OK, they even started to celebrate with him, and helped him to his feet.
Domagoj Vida even gave Cortez a kiss.
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