Wow, these photos inside the Croatian match-winning goal celebration

AP Photo/Frank Augstein

What do you need to do to get mere feet from pure glee?

Ask Yuri Cortez.

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The AFP photographer was the artist at the bottom of Croatia’s goal celebration, as Mario Mandzukic made history with a match-winning World Cup semifinal goal on Wednesday in Moscow.

Now we can see the pay-off that comes with hitting the deck for your work, as Cortez caught these A-plus images of Mandzukic as he coms to terms with furthering his status as a Croatian hero.

Amazing stuff, Mr. Cortez.

Cortez even got a shot of Mandzukic realizing there was a man to help up from the ground!