By 90Min
November 14, 2017

In one of the most shocking upsets in recent times, Sweden beat Italy 1-0 over two legs to qualify for next summer's World Cup in Russia.

The 2006 winners were heavily tipped to book their place at the tournament, but two resilient performances from the Scandinavian nation ensured that the Azzurri will only be watching from home.

On Twitter, reactions were both ruthless and hilarious, starting with the plight of the Italian national side...

The defeat means international retirements for some of Italy's golden generation: Daniele De Rossi, Giorgio Chiellini and, most notably, Gianluigi Buffon...

Sweden's impressive victory over the Italians prompted some great banter...

... while much was made of the Scandinavians' celebrations too...

Not to miss out on the fun, retired Swedish legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic congratulated his teammates on their achievement, which immediately sparked rumours of a return to international football for the Manchester United striker...






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