See the World Cup photographer's photos as he was tackled to the ground mid-celebration

Last night, Croatia crushed England’s dream of bringing it home by scoring their second goal and taking the lead at the 19th minute and 16th-second of extra time.

(You couldn’t make it up)

As Mandzukic and his teammates celebrated they unwittingly tackled an AFP photographer, Yuri Cortez to the ground.

Several Croatian players appeared concerned for his safety afterward and once his well-being had been established, they helped him to his feet.

Defender Domagoj Vida even planted a kiss on his forehead.

Despite the distraction, Cortez didn’t stop snapping and here are some of the shots he got.

By Anna O'Donoghue

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