A photojournalist Yuri Cortez is coming to Croatia with his family after being invited by the Croatian National Tourist Board! He will start his 7-day journey this Friday in Zagreb.
Photographer Yuri Cortez won the hearts of fans after finding himself at the centre of Croatia’s goal celebration in the semi-final against England.
After Mandžukić scored his goal in the game against England and brought Croatia closer to the finals, the Agence France-Presse photographer got knocked down by the players and took fantastic pictures in middle of their goal celebration. 53 year old Cortez is the Chief photographer in Mexico City bureau of AFP – the third largest news agency in the world.
Yuri Cortez who enthusiastically accepted the invitation saying he has never been to Croatia before. “This kind of invitation is very special and it is a great honour and pleasure for me to come to Croatia. After the match against England and the celebration with the national team, I feel a connection towards Croatia who I was also cheering for in the final match”, Cortez said.