The moments captured by the photographer
Sports photographer Yuri Cortez was stampeded by Croatian players after they scored a go-ahead goal in extra time of their semi-final against England. Yuri Cortez is a chief photographer for AFP Mexico, and last night he was both in 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, and it was quickly evident Cortez did not get out of the way in time and ended up being trampled on.
Despite Cortez being at the bottom of the pile, he continued to snap shots and the results were great. The players helped him up and made him part of the celebration once they found out he was ok.
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