The best jokes as hosts Russia go out of the World Cup after a penalty shootout against Croatia

England's semi-final opponents decided.

He'll not want to read these Putin tweets and other jokes as the hosts are knocked out of World Cup Russia 2018 by Croatia at the quarter-final stage
The President breaks news of the defeat to the nation (Image: President of Russia)

Croatia beat Russia on penalties in a World Cup quarter-final clash in Sochi on Saturday night as Ivan Rakitić scored a decisive spot kick for the second game running.

Denis Cheryshev put the hosts ahead after 31 minutes with his fourth goal of the tournament before Andrej Kramarić equalised ahead of half-time at the Fisht Olympic Stadium.

Russia then looked to be heading out of the tournament when Domagoj Vida put Croatia in front in extra time but a very late Mário Fernandes header gave them hope and took the game to penalties.

But it wasn’t to be for the hosts, who exit their own World Cup at the respectable quarter-final stage and here are the best of the jokes and tweets:

"Croatia did what?" #RUSCRO pic.twitter.com/J0qJAtS40j

— Football Burp ⚽ (@FootballBurp) July 7, 2018

"That was not discussed" #RUSCRO pic.twitter.com/XJvtnQBCg2

— Offensive Memes (@offensivemem3s_) July 7, 2018

Putin: Who missed that 1st penalty?

Man on the phone: His name is Smolov

Putin: You know what to do #RUSCRO pic.twitter.com/GBhTmtzv3e

— Jèfé Juān Jọsé (@Jefe_says) July 7, 2018

Live from the Kremlin Palace. #RUS pic.twitter.com/U6PwNLipMk

— Kieho Várzea Ma'a (@topes_lose) July 7, 2018


About those penalty misses… #RUSCRO #WorldCup2018 #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/EIIWX5wQss

— Richard Pulsford (@RichardPulsford) July 7, 2018

"Prepare to annex Croatia now" #RUSCRO #CroatiavsRussia pic.twitter.com/iSkfrSRWul

— smallindianboi (@sibwyd) July 7, 2018

Putin waiting at the exit#RUSCRO pic.twitter.com/xGFDinUxMQ

— Not Your X (@Thexzaminer) July 7, 2018

Shut down the airports.#RUSCRO pic.twitter.com/QmhtPqLh0m

— ReJew (@anurags313) July 7, 2018

Well at least Russia don’t have far to go home I guess #RUSCRO

— Tony Shepherd (@tonysheps) July 7, 2018

“Let’s move in. I want this done by dinnertime.” #RUSCRO pic.twitter.com/38TApNlkGT

— Daniel Bowen (@dabowen01) July 7, 2018

Bring me the names of the ones who missed.#RUSCRO

— Darth Putin (@DarthPutinKGB) July 7, 2018

#RUSCRO Every one in my office Right now. pic.twitter.com/fkRpG6hWJZ

— pankaj singh athiya (@singhathiya) July 7, 2018

“Kill the hostages” #RUSCRO pic.twitter.com/yXuCbgcvkZ

— Big Baller Bron (@basicakh) July 7, 2018

When you do your country proud but you know Putin will kill you anyway #RUSCRO pic.twitter.com/SoDopY16lF

— Kannon Brockert (@kannon1520) July 7, 2018

Turns out, fixing a World Cup is more difficult than manipulating an election or referendum #RUSCRO

— Mark Copelovitch (@mcopelov) July 7, 2018

Russia fans praying Putin doesn’t have the team killed #RUSCRO pic.twitter.com/pM5xSxfqVR

— Patrick Karlsson ⚡️ (@Patrickesque) July 7, 2018

Looking at your friends snapchats when they’re at a party you didn’t get invited to #RUSCRO pic.twitter.com/lZpSTbpl4v

— lil (@sipthisteasis) July 7, 2018

“Surround the stadium! No one leaves!” #RUSCRO pic.twitter.com/3nPZgi1uhM

— Omoniyi Israel (@omoissy) July 7, 2018

"They'll wake up tomorrow only to find out Croatia has become part of Nuvorussia" #WorldCup #RUSCRO pic.twitter.com/dzVG0BdWzz

— Lulama (@MKThabo93) July 7, 2018

Now that the game is over, please only use the hashtag #RUSCRO for posting pics of Russell Crowe. pic.twitter.com/QSuvi95N2m

— Alice Moran (@Alice_Moran) July 7, 2018

Dear @England. Football is not 'coming home'. It is being sent to Siberia.#RUSCRO

— Darth Putin (@DarthPutinKGB) July 7, 2018


"We lost? Okay the world cup is over. Tell everyone to go home or we open fire" pic.twitter.com/zkXBPUZkwt

— Four-eyed Edo boy™ (@Alex_Houseof308) July 7, 2018

Annexe that, Vlad ! #RUSCRO

— Femi (@Femi_Sorry) July 7, 2018

"Revoke Fernandes's citizenship" #RUSCRO pic.twitter.com/nSPVsEE2QI

— Football Burp ⚽ (@FootballBurp) July 7, 2018

"Will there be enough gas for Croatia this upcoming winter?" #ruscro #cro #rus #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/3lE6W33LpN

— M Λ R K O (@mmuzek) July 7, 2018

Painful exit to Russia but they did Putin alot of effort tonight.

— Audrey ketturrah Osm (@audreyosmonds) July 7, 2018


'I love walking in the rain because no one can see me crying'#RUSCRO pic.twitter.com/TOBzpvm5VT

— Sheharyar Khan (@iSheharyar) July 7, 2018


Smolov and Mario Fernandes. Novichok. #RUSCRO pic.twitter.com/GLGCkvooN8

— FIFACareerGems (@FIFACareerGems) July 7, 2018

"Yeah, shoot to kill".#RUSCRO pic.twitter.com/ZJVabbtv9b

— Mr Josh (@sire_liljosh) July 7, 2018

"If Croatia doesn't make it to semifinal because of accident, we go through correct?" #RUSCRO #Russia #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/l2V0oqKgQE

— Alex (@thekidd203) July 7, 2018

After a devastating loss, it’s impressive to see Russians waving their flags with such great pride. #RUSCRO pic.twitter.com/NcxaHVnw5K

— Diane N. Sevenay (@Diane_7A) July 7, 2018

When everyone in the squad is getting engaged or married and you're 25 still waking up hungover af #RUSCRO pic.twitter.com/PIpijWJM57

— Marcus Lee Glover (@G_Lov3eee) July 7, 2018


When you ask Putin if the game is really over #RUSCRO pic.twitter.com/xySq6T6G9K

— Taka #nfd1 (@takaNFD) July 7, 2018

Cmon Russia you cant win the American Elections and also win then the world Cup #RUSCRO pic.twitter.com/OnXKEUag3t

— Anwar Y (@anwareptimal) July 7, 2018


#RUSCRO So is Russia going home or staying home??? pic.twitter.com/nngNKqfesa

— TSG90 (@EmmanuelNgakane) July 7, 2018


Putin: Deliver a missile to Croatia. Make sure they don't find Rakitic's body. Don't tell anyone I sent you.

Trump: Roger that. pic.twitter.com/ZRQQfJ0RyA

— Newt Scamander (@Victor_Abati) July 7, 2018

"Close the gas pipeline to Croatia. Spasibo" #RUSCRO pic.twitter.com/ijn83cQfwL

— Isa Yusibov (@Isa_Yusibov) July 7, 2018



— FutbolBible |WorldCup (@FutbolBible) July 7, 2018

RIP to the referees who will die next week of a mysterious “nerve gas” attack#RUSCRO

— Michael Tannenbaum (@iamTannenbaum) July 7, 2018