Whether the photo finds its place in an album in Tokyo or Totnes, it represents a moment that says "I was there".
You would have believed Sweden goalkeeper Magnus Hedman if he had said he had been distracted by the snapper-fans as Campbell's header hit the back of the net.
He did not, but what he did say was that England were "predictable".
We might have predicted that.
Sven-Goran Eriksson is right to remain calm and optimistic ahead of the game against Argentina, but he had no real explanation for the second-half degeneration against Sweden.
He knows that the football writers will turn nasty if England lost to Argentina.
So much depends on the Bespectacled One.
The main man
And the Tattooed One, who was the first name inked in on the team-sheet for Sapporo on Friday.
Beckham was certainly down ahead of Heskey, who got the coach's reassurance nice and early ahead of the Sweden game.
However, his role against Argentina now has the uncertainty of a "maybe, maybe not" quote from his boss.
Inevitably, the Argentina build-up will focus again on Beckham. Can he get match-fit? Can he inspire the team? Can he exact revenge?
And will he last the 90 minutes? Though this time we are talking about the fragility of his metatarsal, not his temperament!