The best jokes as Spain go out of the World Cup on penalties to Russia after 1-1 draw in Round of 16

Akinfeev saves from Koke and Aspas to send home fans into raptures.

Igor Akinfeev can enjoy these jokes as Spain go out of the World Cup on penalties to Russia after a 1-1 draw in the Round of 16
NATIONAL HERO: Akinfeev (Image: Steindy)

Host nation Russia beat Spain 4-3 on penalties after extra time following a 1-1 draw in a Round of 16 tie at the Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday, taking them into the World Cup quarter-finals.

Spain took an early lead through a Sergei Ignashevich own goal, with Artem Dzyuba equalising from the spot after Gerard Piqué handled in the area.

The 2010 winners controlled possession with a dreary passing style from thereon in but couldn’t break down the Russians, who were relieved when a VAR penalty decision deep into extra time went their way.

Igor Akinfeev then saved from Koke and Iago Aspas in the shoot-out to send the home fans into raptures.

Here are the best jokes from Spain 1-1 Russia as the hosts send the Spaniards out of the World Cup on penalties at the Round of 16 stage following a 1-1 draw in Moscow:

Listening to the Rissian national anthem reminds me of pretty much every cold war spy film #ESPRUS #SPARUS

— Simon Bell (@sbell007ck) July 1, 2018


The VAR official for today’s game. #ESPRUS #ESP #RUS #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/XCMvhRjIj8

— MassDG (@Mass_Insight) July 1, 2018






This game should go straight to penalties if required, shouldn't be allowed extra time. #ESPRUS

— Paul K (@grizzpk) July 1, 2018



Proud sponsors of Spanish football team! #ESPRUS pic.twitter.com/D73IidjuTC

— Sujay (@1ThaTigerkiller) July 1, 2018

Most exciting thing this match #ESPRUS pic.twitter.com/I2uq4NQ7RW

— Sam Moult (@SamuelMoult) July 1, 2018

The VAR control room for the penalty decision. #ESPRUS pic.twitter.com/wEOVzMbazW

— Jason Wilson (@WhizzoUK) July 1, 2018

VAR working perfectly.#ESPRUS pic.twitter.com/Kx2HmUM4JU

— Paul Jones (@paulontheisland) July 1, 2018


Actual footage of the VAR decision being dismissed by Putin #ESPRUS pic.twitter.com/3MrfxKgxTr

— Wolfg∆ng (@WolfgangLeBlanc) July 1, 2018

I'm hoping that the final deciding penalty is taken by Putin and he scores it while the Russian national anthem plays in the background #ESPRUS #WorldCup

— Dr Grandayy (@grandayy) July 1, 2018

Brilliant picture of the referee reviewing that Spanish penalty shout on VAR #ESPRUS pic.twitter.com/kqtMk1yqpy

— Jan Smolaga (@jansmolaga) July 1, 2018

VAR room for that penalty decision. #ESPRUS pic.twitter.com/wT0BfvjEzM

— SMFutball (@SMFutball) July 1, 2018

Hold on do not release Dea Gea family..#ESPRUS pic.twitter.com/iG6R1ZAMk5

— Sasta Seth (@Ixhtiyaque) July 1, 2018

Written in the Tsars #ESPRUS

— Sam Homewood (@SamHomewood) July 1, 2018

Spain just couldn’t get on the same page in Russia. It’s as if they fired their manager the day before the tournament or something like that. #ESPRUS

— Sid Seixeiro (@Sid_Seixeiro) July 1, 2018

In Mother Russia, World Cup wins you #ESPRUS

— Anna Nitup (@akaTonaldDrump) July 1, 2018

I"m not called Vladimir "Put in" for nothing pic.twitter.com/i37LrKJWtd

— Kaybest (@kaybest__) July 1, 2018

"Hello? Yes release De Gea's family and his dogs" #ESPRUS pic.twitter.com/CRV93jM9R5

— 𝘾𝙧𝙮𝙥𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙡 (@Amiirrx) July 1, 2018


— MSZ (@ThisIsMS2) July 1, 2018

BREAKING NEWS: David De Gea has just tried to catch a train home from Russia, but it went through his legs.#ESPRUS

— MCFC World (@MCFCworld) July 1, 2018

Spain just passed their way to the airport ✈️✈️✈️✈️ #ESPRUS pic.twitter.com/aZakMEz4or

— dennisthemenace🇺🇬 (@dennis_matovu) July 1, 2018

By Russian law, I'm pretty sure their goalie is now second in command of the entire country behind only Putin #ESPRUS #SpainVSRussia

— John Breech (@johnbreech) July 1, 2018

Ronaldo and Messi when they see the Spanish team at the airport.#ESPRUS pic.twitter.com/aGqTCbBv9e

— D (@_den23) July 1, 2018


Putin watching the penalties 😂😂😂😂😂 #ESPRUS pic.twitter.com/3RTIp4bABX

— Ageh Jeremiah (@jerry_age) July 1, 2018

It's not raining in Moscow. They are the tears of Spanish.#ESPRUS #RUSESP #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/xgNoRrb6Kz

— Varad Chakrapani (@ChakrapaniVarad) July 1, 2018


Outiesta #ESPRUS pic.twitter.com/BeokbUkZKr

— Donovan Goliath (@DonovanGoliath) July 1, 2018




Come on, BBC. Let him go and be with his people. #ESPRUS pic.twitter.com/kfIywGWewn

— Ian Hyland (@HylandIan) July 1, 2018

Russia's biggest win since the U.S election. #ESPRUS

— Afristotle (@Afristotle) July 1, 2018

Someone has just said that De Gea can't even save a phone number😂#ESPRUS pic.twitter.com/nzmy5xFuMm

— Larry Goat (@Larry_Memes) July 1, 2018




Get the hell outta my contry #ESPRUS pic.twitter.com/nkcrparr1S

— 🪶☘️ (@Papitoo__) July 1, 2018



Spain 0 – Putin 1 #ESPRUS pic.twitter.com/icJA3mpgnN

— Dom Kobiec (@D_Kobiec) July 1, 2018