The best jokes from Iran 0-1 Spain as VAR disallows equaliser and throw-in goes wrong

Initial celebrations cut short.

Milad Mohammadi's throw-in went wrong and formed the basis for many jokes from Iran 0-1 Spain at World Cup Russia 2018
MADE A MESS OF THAT: Milad Mohammadi (Image: Twitter/Zaahid Bahadur)

Spain ensured qualification from Group B at Russia 2018 with a narrow win over Iran on Wednesday night.

Diego Costa scored the only goal of the game, netting a somewhat fortuitous rebound on 54 minutes in the face of a valiant defensive effort.

But VAR was to play a significant role again when an equaliser for the Iranians was disallowed for offside after some initial celebrations.

Another major talking point was Milad Mohammadi’s attempt at an acrobatic throw-in with not long left to play, which the Iran defender chose to abort at the last moment.

These were the best of the tweets and jokes from Iran 0-1 Spain:

Spain has had 127% possession at the end of the first half. #IRAESP

— Indranil Das Blah (@indranildasblah) June 20, 2018

#IRAESP I'll sum it up for you: iran building the wall trump wishes he could build, spain getting extremely frustrated because they can't do anything against 10 defenders , and de gea having dinner with the fans then taking a nap.

— Alex (@alex8oa) June 20, 2018

Maybe somebody can run one of these out to De Gea in time for the second half. #IRAESP #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/JSmfRt02Jt

— Mike Beauvais (@MikeBeauvais) June 20, 2018

Iran should be reported to FIFA #IRAESP pic.twitter.com/Req4LZErX3

— Iyke Shedrack (@Iyke_9th) June 20, 2018

I wonder if Iran has a booming film industry cuz all these players are actors. #IRAESP

— Cynthia Adarkwa (@CynthiaAdarkwa) June 20, 2018

There have been a lot of players who copy famous moments in games and TV shows, I think Beiranvand was watching family guy #IRAESP pic.twitter.com/clO09YH7Az

— George Thornton (@thornton_geo) June 20, 2018

This ref.. #IRASPA #IRAESP pic.twitter.com/ZtUOT1ByFF

— Pirate Angel (@Fantastic__Mr) June 20, 2018

When you think you’ve scored but end up alone in bed at 3am eating KFC #IRAESP pic.twitter.com/5IvfZrhGAo

— Michael Johnstone (@M1ch43ljo) June 20, 2018

When your mum asks if you want a pizza for dinner and then tells you there's one in the freezer #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/c0JTarULO4

— Goal (@goal) June 20, 2018

I LOVE/HATE VAR (please remove accordingly dependent on result) #IRAESP

— Tom Rawle (@trawle91) June 20, 2018

This VAR will cause fight one day #IRAESP

— Omo Akure (@JohnOdedeji) June 20, 2018


Iran's goal was legitimate, but it had to be excluded due to sanctions #IRNSPA

— Sphinx of Black Quartz (@JinnAndJuiceXSS) June 20, 2018

How this year’s #WorldCup will be remembered… #IRAESP #WorldCup18 pic.twitter.com/qsbBvU8bFO

— Elliot Gonzalez (@elliot_gonzalez) June 20, 2018

That’s so unlucky. Iran couldn’t have Khomeini closer to scoring #IRNSPA

— Neal Underwood (@neal_sousbois) June 20, 2018

them: HEY thats Piqué!
me, an intellectual: HEY that's Shakira's boyfriend!#worldcup #IRAESP pic.twitter.com/WV6NAjVl0p

— Sascha (@saschawh) June 20, 2018

"Diego Costa looks like he came straight out of the Flinstones."#IRAESP

— sus boy (@BruhDawg) June 20, 2018

them: What's wrong?
me:#worldcup #IRAESP pic.twitter.com/zOaf9q8LtJ

— Sascha (@saschawh) June 20, 2018

Iranian women are welcome in English stadiums ✌️❤️ #IRAESP pic.twitter.com/50JKrUYC3U

— PAUL WILLY NICHOLLS (@NichollsNick) June 20, 2018

Onnnnnly joking. #iran #IRAESP #IRASPA #RussiaWorldCup2018 #RussiaWorldCup pic.twitter.com/yA5ivz0M0l

— Matt Shovlar (@MattS_14) June 20, 2018

Replay of that Iran throw-in #IRNSPA pic.twitter.com/PUzALElWpQ

— Football Burp ⚽ (@FootballBurp) June 20, 2018

Iranian player: allah let me do this
Allah: #IRAESP pic.twitter.com/wc2iyFGXRy

— Ali Hatake (@Alicham_21) June 20, 2018

Wow! I've just found out if you turn the sound down on #IRNSPA your headache goes away.

— Jill (@Scotwriter) June 20, 2018



You know what’s great about football?

Absolutely CUNT ALL now you VAR freaks have got your way. Fuck off back to your video games, sad twats #IRNSPA

— Grant Johnson (@Grant_Johnson87) June 20, 2018

I watched a few minutes of tonights game and than I did what any sane person would do: Iran. #IRASPA #IRNSPA #IRNESP

— Evert Kwok (@evertkwok) June 20, 2018

How do I explain to my 5 year old son that this was a grown man’s idea at the 94th minute to keep his country in the World Cup pic.twitter.com/uAUfW55KRE

— Jamie (@jmemc10) June 20, 2018