Photographer gets caught up in Croatia's celebration... and then receives a kiss

Photographer gets caught up in Croatia's celebration... and then receives a kiss
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There is no better opportunity or reason for wildly celebrating a goal than scoring in the 109th minute of a World Cup semi-final.

Mario Mandzukic, Ivan Rakitic and co made their way to the corner flag area after the former had volleyed Croatia into the lead against England.

They celebrated with so much joy, emotion and lack of control that they lost their balance and piled on top of a hapless photographer who occupied the area.

In a show of great professionalism, he refused to relinquish his camera and continued snapping away in dedicated fashion from his precarious position.

In doing so, he immortalised a memorable moment from a very unique angle.

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After things began to die down, Domagoj Vida and Ivan Rakitic made their way to the photographer to apologise and give him a kiss and hug.