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



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

— marty morrissey's the smiths (@topes_lose) July 7, 2018


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

— Richard Pulsford (@RichardPulsford) July 7, 2018


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

— Ife (@Ifelog) July 7, 2018


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

— Tony Shepherd (@tonysheps) 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 (@singhathiya) July 7, 2018

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

— Shoto (@basicakh) 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


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

— Not this… (@fakesmilebixtch) 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 – My mask protects you. Please protect me. (@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








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

— Taka (@V15Taka) July 7, 2018

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

— Anwar (@anwareptimal) July 7, 2018


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

— TSG90 (@EmmanuelNgakane) July 7, 2018