sport news Mandzukic helps up photographer caught in cross-fire of Croatia winner

Mario Mandzukic gives helping hand to photographer after bundling him over celebrating Croatia's World Cup semi-final winner against England A photographer was caught in the cross-fire of Croatian celebrations Mario Mandzukic and team-mates bundled into Yuri Cortez after his late winner He captured the moment as Mandzukic fell to ground and then picked him up

By James Dutton For Mailonline

Published: 23:29 BST, 11 July 2018 | Updated: 23:30 BST, 11 July 2018

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Croatia's wild celebrations after Mario Mandzukic scored the winning goal that dumped England out of the World Cup claimed an unwitting victim.

An Agence France-Presse photographer was sent tumbling as he was caught in the cross-fire of the celebrations deep into extra-time.

But as the snapper, Yuri Cortez, crashed towards earth he continued to take pictures as the Croatia players celebrated their moment of history.

Mario Mandzukic offers to help up AFP photographer Yuri Cortez in the melee after his winner

Mario Mandzukic offers to help up AFP photographer Yuri Cortez in

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