16 Jul. 2018
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group A - Egypt vs Uruguay - Ekaterinburg Arena, Yekaterinburg, Russia - June 15, 2018 A combination picture shows Egypt's Amr Warda attempting an overhead kick. Darren Staples: "My favourite shot of the World cup was of Egypt's Amr Warda during their match against Uruguay in Ekaterinburg. I was shooting from the tribune, a rare experience for myself. It's a position photographers are not permitted to shoot from during English Premier League games - the nice dry bit where the writers sit. I find it interesting because not only does it only give you more scope to play with the shadows from the stadium, but it also gives you a better understanding of the teamÕs formations and tactics when looking from above. I was always told you shouldnÕt laugh at others' misfortunes, but on this occasion I couldnÕt stop myself. Warda attempted an overhead kick, a photographer's dream shot when the ball nestles in the back of the net. This time though, the player completely missed the ball and landed flat on his back in front of 35,000 people. I felt his embarrassment." REUTERS/Darren Staples/File Photo SEARCH "PHOTOGRAPHERS BEST" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.