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Offbeat Photographer caught up in Croatia goal celebration has awesome photos

16:56  12 july  2018
16:56  12 july  2018 Source:   thebiglead.com

Croatia nabs final World Cup semifinal slot, eliminates host Russia in shootout

  Croatia nabs final World Cup semifinal slot, eliminates host Russia in shootout Croatia advances to World Cup semifinals, beats Russia 4-3 in penalty shootout.Russia and Croatia were tied 2-2 after extra time after Russia equalized in the 115th minute when Mario Fernandes headed in a free kick from just outside the area after a handball was called against Croatia's Josip Pivaric. Alan Dzagoev chipped the free kick toward goal and Fernandes was unmarked.

A photographer accidentally caught up in Croatia 's wild celebrations after they scored the winning goal that dumped England out of the World Cup, ended up taking the perfect picture of football joy.

A World Cup photographer was run over during Croatia 's goal celebration , still did his job, and captured some amazing pics. It was quickly evident that one photographer did not get out of the way in time and ended up on the bottom of the The most mesmerizing photos from the World Cup so far.

Yuri Cortez, chief photographer for AFP Mexico, was in the right place at the right time during today's semifinal between Croatia and England. After Mario Mandzukic's game-sealing goal in the 109th minute, the Croatian side celebrated with gusto right in Cortez's grill. The photographer was knocked to the ground, but kept performing his job, capturing these memorable images.

Mandzukic and his jubilant side managed to keep their manners amid the most exciting moment of their sporting lives. Multiple players checked up on Cortez, and defender Domagoj Vida went the extra mile, planting a kiss.

Croatia's Vida avoids ban over pro-Ukraine celebration

  Croatia's Vida avoids ban over pro-Ukraine celebration Croatia defender Domagoj Vida escaped a FIFA ban on Sunday after posting a clip dedicating his country's victory over Russia in the World Cup quarter-final to Ukraine. Vida scored an extra-time goal and one of Croatia's penalties in a 4-3 shootout win over the World Cup hosts in Sochi on Saturday.Croatia will play England in the semi-final on Wednesday and some Russian officials had called on the football governing body to take tough disciplinary measures against the Balkan team.

Sign in/ up . Croatia players celebrate next to AFP photographer Yuri Cortez after Mario Mandzukic scores their second goal Having pounced on Ivan Perišić’s header through, the Juventus striker expertly drilled the ball past Jordan Pickford in the England goal before wheeling away in celebration .

Photographer knocked down during Croatia 's goal celebration . Probably the most pure moment of #EnglandvCroatia — # croatia apologetic kiss after their goal celebration ends up in the photo pit #WorldCupRussia2018 #worldcup #photojournalism # photographer #crunch

a group of people holding wine glasses: Agence France-Presse © Provided by Agence France-Presse Agence France-Presse a group of people standing in front of a crowd posing for the camera: Agence France-Presse © Provided by Agence France-Presse Agence France-Presse

This is the rare occasion where the somewhat annoying phrase "shooters shoot" actually applies.

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  Croatia ends England's World Cup dream in extra time, will face France in final Mario Mandzukic's goal in the second half of extra time gave Croatia a 2-1 win over England in their World Cup semifinal.Mario Mandzukic scored in the 109th minute to give the Croats a 2-1 victory over England on Wednesday.

The goal proved decisive as Croatia ran out 2-1 winners after extra time, and the celebrations in its wake swept up one unlucky photographer pitchside. © Carl Recine / Reuters. Croatia beat England to book their first-ever spot in the World Cup final, having fallen short at the semi-final stage in France

Croatia 's wild celebrations after Mario Mandzukic scored the winning goal that dumped England out of the World Cup claimed an unwitting victim. Mandzukic's face can be seen turning from ecstasy into horror as he realises the photographer has been caught in the cross-fire.

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Croatia defender Domagoj Vida (21) celebrates the 2-1 victory against England in the semifinals of the FIFA World Cup 2018 at Saint Petersburg Stadium. Best of the FIFA World Cup 2018

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<p>France won its second World Cup title by beating Croatia 4-2 on Sunday in a match briefly interrupted by an on-field protest during the second half that Russian punk band Pussy Riot later took credit for .</p>Teenage forward Kylian Mbappe scored his fourth goal of the tournament for France and the team's fourth in the 65th minute, about 12 minutes after play resumed at the Luzhniki Stadium.

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