Did you hear a story about photojournalist that found himself in the middle of celebration of Croatian footballers after a magnificent goal by Mario Mandžukić in World Cup semifinals?
Well, his name is Yuri Cortez and he is a 53- year old photojournalist from Angence France-Press. Croatian Tourist Board just invited him and his family on a vacation!
He became popular after semifinals match in which, during the celebration of one of the goals, Croatian team players literally ran over him and celebrated with him. He used a situation as a true photographer and took some really original photos which recorded a full excitement of players after scoring.
Director of Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić talked to Cortez and invited him to Croatia. He accepted this call with great enthusiasm and said: “Who could refuse a call like this! It would be an honor to come to Croatia. After the celebration with Croatian players I feel a special kind of connection with Croatia for which I was cheering in the final”.
The only thing Yuri has to take with him to Croatia is his camera and good mood!