The best jokes as Italy fail to qualify for the World Cup after play-off loss to Sweden

Will not appear in the finals of the competition for the first time since 1958.

Gianluigi Buffon will be too teary to have a look at the jokes as Italy fail to qualify for the World Cup after a 0-0 draw and subsequent play-off loss to Sweden
SAD END: Buffon (Image: Paulblank/postproduktie.nl)

Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup in Russia next summer after losing a play-off 0-1 over two legs against Sweden.

A goalless draw at the San Siro stadium in Milan meant the country will not appear in the finals of the competition for the first time since 1958.

Veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon tearfully announced his retirement from international football shortly after the final whistle, saying he was “sorry for all of Italian football”.

This is a selection of the best tweets and jokes as Italy fail to reach World Cup 2018 following a 0-0 draw with the Swedes:

#ITASWE the italians did not respect our national anthem. But hey – we do not respect their food… pic.twitter.com/392zoJFzOj

— KumoShadow (@KumoShadow) November 13, 2017

Will Italy find the key to the Swedish defence? #ITASVE #ITASWE pic.twitter.com/v6x4s6jr6w

— Mark (@Marazijn) November 13, 2017

This ref certainly knows which side his garlic bread is buttered on #ITASVE

— Alex Footman (@basedciro) November 13, 2017

Italy warming up their final sub…Pietro Crouchini pic.twitter.com/TDDhVReaMs

— The Front 3 (@TheFront3) November 13, 2017

Devastated Italy fans watching #ITASVE at home pic.twitter.com/SbtAFhWbc9

— Football Burp ⚽ (@FootballBurp) November 13, 2017

#ITASVE Sweden like an old Ikea bed: ugly and shabby but still standing

— elediaW (@elediaW) November 13, 2017

Italians right now #ITASVE pic.twitter.com/zqnzQ58ju2

— Valter Skarsgård (@ValterSkarsgar) November 13, 2017

I hope they don’t have any IKEA stores in Italy!

— MR DT (@MrDtAFC) November 13, 2017

Wow Italy didn't make the World Cup? What losers. Even USA made….

— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) November 13, 2017

Respectfully, people need to stop lumping the USA in with the Netherlands and Italy as countries "the World Cup won't be the same without"

— James Maw (@JamesTMaw) November 13, 2017

This loss will haunt those players for the rest of their lives. In 1950, 10 of the Italy starting XI died in a plane crash and they still managed to qualify…

— RG (@registability) November 13, 2017

Every Italian rn #ItalySweden #ITASVE pic.twitter.com/rRwDIafakM

— Jordan (@JAsoccertweets) November 13, 2017

#Italy World Cup hopes: pic.twitter.com/W48MELgpWw

— YourSports (@YourSports) November 13, 2017


Italy Fan TV would have been so, so good.

— FK ☕️ (@fkhanage) November 13, 2017

A World Cup without Italy is like Pizza without cheese

— indykaila News (@indykaila) November 13, 2017

Not very ace for Ventura #ITASVE

— Adam Jones (@Adam_Jones94) November 13, 2017


Definitely going to be a lot of this tonight…#ItalySweden #Italia #Azzurri #Sweden #ITASVE #ITASWE pic.twitter.com/zL3praVBBr

— Eze does it… (@biggie1980) November 13, 2017

Hahahahaahaha I'm an awful human being pic.twitter.com/ccUAFqSVaA

— Joe Gilmore (@Gilology) November 13, 2017