During Croatia’s World Cup semi-final game against England yesterday, one photographer found himself with a slightly closer vantage point than expected. Yuri Cortez, a photojournalist with Agence France-Press was taking photos when the celebration for Croatia’s second goal of the game bled from the pitch to the sidelines, and quickly took him along with it.
The players promptly pulled him up, dusted him off and even planted a kiss on his forehead. To his credit, Cortez barely stopped taking pictures.
Here’s what it looked like from Cortez’s point of view:
And this is what it looked like to bystanders: