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Watch: Croatian Players Celebrate Mandzukic Goal With Photographer

Sports Illustrated logo Sports Illustrated 6 days ago Nihal Kolur
Soccer Football - World Cup - Semi Final - Croatia v England - Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia - July 11, 2018  Croatia's Ivan Rakitic celebrates with an AFP photographer Yuri Cortez after Mario Mandzukic scores their second goal   REUTERS/Carl Recine © REUTERS/Carl Recine Soccer Football - World Cup - Semi Final - Croatia v England - Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia - July 11, 2018 Croatia's Ivan Rakitic celebrates with an AFP photographer Yuri Cortez after Mario Mandzukic scores their second goal REUTERS/Carl Recine

Mario Mandzukic produced one of the moments of the World Cup on Wednesday, hitting a left-footed shot past England keeper Jordan Pickford in the 107' minute.

With England and Croatia tied 1-1 deep into extra time, Mandzukic slipped past John Stones and stroked a clinical finish past Pickford to send Croatia to the World Cup Final.

Although the goal was incredible, the best part of it may have perhaps been the celebration. The Croatian players raced to the corner of the pitch and took turns kissing a photographer who was clearly as emotional as them.

Watch the goal and celebration below.

What a moment for Croatia. It will be tough for the players, and the photographer, to top that.

Related slideshow: Best of the 2018 World Cup (Provided by USA Today Sports) 

Croatia defender Domagoj Vida (21) celebrates the 2-1 victory against England in the semifinals of the FIFA World Cup 2018 at Saint Petersburg Stadium. Best of the FIFA World Cup 2018


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