The best jokes from Sweden 1-0 Switzerland after tight last-16 encounter at Russia 2018

Deflected effort puts Swiss out of the World Cup.

Emil Forsberg can enjoy the jokes from Sweden 1-0 Switzerland after scoring the winner in the Round of 16 at Russia 2018
ELATION: Emil (Image: Holger Motzkau)

Switzerland are out of the World Cup after they were beaten 1-0 by Sweden in a closely-fought Round of 16 tie in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday, winning out thanks to Emil Forsberg’s deflected shot.

The Leipzig winger’s second-half effort looked to be heading into Yann Sommer’s arms until it ricocheted off his defender Manuel Akanji and into the net.

A strong defensive rearguard then ensued but there was late drama as a Sweden breakaway resulted in Michael Laing scything down Martin Olsson.

A relatively dull game was livened up when Laing was sent off prior to the referee consulting VAR in order to determine whether it was a penalty or a free kick just outside the box – ultimately, it was the latter.

These were the best jokes from Sweden 1-0 Switzerland after a tight last-16 encounter at Russia 2018:

The #SWESUI match is a rare occasion where you can say “it’s one for the neutrals” and be geopolitically correct.

— Tony Walsh (@MalarkeyFC) July 3, 2018


Sweden vs. Switzerland. Here we go. #SWESUI pic.twitter.com/oHlj1pEWft

— Todd in the Shadows (@ShadowTodd) July 3, 2018

I struggle to find ways to relate to the World Cup, but today's Ikea vs Swatch is a big game for me#SWESUI

— Holly Brockwell (@holly) July 3, 2018

Another proof the World Cup is fake. The same country is playing against each other. What's next, Uruguay vs Paraguay? #SWESUI

— Alvaro Videla (@old_sound) July 3, 2018

Just another Sommer day so far ☀️ #SWESUI pic.twitter.com/nm9VhmMkhH

— Gladbach (@borussia_en) July 3, 2018

HT: Sweden 0-0 Switzerland

This Switzerland fan sums up how we all feel. #SWESUI #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/exxh0Q5M9P

— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) July 3, 2018


Great move by FIFA to make all the most exciting games the evening kick-offs. Best introduction since goal-line technology. #SWESUI

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) July 3, 2018




58m: Ah, socialist Europe. So egalitarian the two sides have even decided to share possession, passing the ball to each other like one big team. Is it political performance art? Maybe. A #SWE shot was so far off, it went out for a throw.#SWE 0-0 #SUI#WorldCup #Last16 #SWESUI

— Reykjavík Grapevine (@rvkgrapevine) July 3, 2018

Concept: They both get eliminated and Japan gets back in the worldcup #SWESUI

— Laura⁷☄️ (@dang_bangtan) July 3, 2018

I see #SWESUI is basically a contest over who can miss the easiest of chances.

— Sabrina Siddiqui (@SabrinaSiddiqui) July 3, 2018


This is going to go to 0-0 extra-time & after 20 penalties it'll still be 0-0. #SWESUI

— M•A•J (@Ultra_Suristic) July 3, 2018

We tried
We failed
We immer#SWESUI #WM2018

— Martin Oswald (@oswaldmartin) July 3, 2018


Sweden reaching World Cup Quarter Finals for the first time since 1994 while Zlatan Ibrahimovic is sitting home claiming he's a Lion. #FIFAWorldCup #WorldCup2018 #SWESUI

— Official Justice (@O_fficial_oj) July 3, 2018

Me: who’d be better to play in the next round?@TomWatts_ : Sweden

Me: Why? Are they easier to beat?

Tom: Nah they’re more attractive

That’s the kinda football insight I’m after tbh. #SWESUI

— Claire Chambers (@ClaireChambers) July 3, 2018

Americans on learning about Sweden versus Switzerland:

"Why are they playing themselves?"
"I think they had a civil war."#SWESUI

— Fro (@CallMeTheFro) July 3, 2018



BBC commentary: "The Swiss will be looking at their clocks now". #SWESUI

— Stewart Wood (@StewartWood) July 3, 2018

#SWESUI is so boring, the players have resorted to playing thumb wars with themselves. pic.twitter.com/SrpqkLhWLT

— goodwroter (@goodwroter) July 3, 2018

I'm sure Zlatan will be along shortly to tell us how he helped Sweden qualify for the quarters for the first time in 24 years….. #SWESUI

— Stevo (@Stevo_j) July 3, 2018


“Hi I’m Shaqiri. Can someone help me find my right leg? It’s kind looks like this one. Thank you.” #SWESUI pic.twitter.com/1EeImntptL

— Bros Talking Soccer (@BTSoccerPod) July 3, 2018

Another close match, but in the end IKEA defeats Target. #WorldCup2018 #SWESUI

— Laura (@thatkindagirl) July 3, 2018

I enjoy the fact that Sweden is achieving all this without Zlatan #SWESUI

— AB (@AB_Spice) July 3, 2018









This means no extra time pic.twitter.com/BTIHJOHYOp

— 1007 (@monseuldesir_) July 3, 2018

How to watch the football.

▪️Scroll through twitter.

▪️Look up periodically when you notice the commentators' voices go up an octave #SWESUI #WorldCup

— Natalie (@hadley_x) July 3, 2018

Worst #WorldCup matches so far . . .

20 – You
19 – can't
18 – say
17 – any
16 – of
15 – the
14 – matches
13 – have
12 – been
11 – bad
10 – just
9 – be
8 – grateful
7 – for
6 – a
5 – month
4 – of
3 – non-stop
2 – football
1 – Sweden vs Switzerland#SWESUI

— 90min (@90min_Football) July 3, 2018