Italy's elimination from World Cup leaves Twitter in shock

Sweden have done the unthinkable and knocked four-times World champions Italy out of the World Cup.

The Azurri will be missing from Russia after their 1-0 aggregate defeat to the Swedes.

There was shock on Twitter at Italy's elimination tonight.

Many fans were heartbroken for the Italians.

There was some sympathy for their legendary goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon, too, with Twitter user Miguel Rabines‏ @miguelrabines saying: "I am beyond heartbroken for Italy and for Buffon!"

So what are the Azurri going to do next Summer?

Charlie Dye had a suggestion, saying "Hi #Italy. Fancy a friendly next summer if you're not busy? #Scotland."

More in this Section

Chelsea draw Dynamo Kiev, Arsenal land Rennes in Europa League

Pochettino: We have nothing to prove

Ulster to start with new half-back partnership against Zebre

Chelsea to appeal FIFA transfer ban


Live music review: Chvrches play a blinder at the Olympia

7 ways to manage toddler tantrums, according to an expert

The unlikely leading man: Viggo Mortensen earned his Oscar nomination by being everything a movie star isn’t

Ask Audrey: 'I'm pretending to be from Monkstown, but I'm really just a wan from Turners Cross'

More From The Irish Examiner