The international break is upon us and for club football fans that’s bad news – perhaps most alarmingly, there will be no fantasy football.
But it seems that footballers couldn’t be happier to get away from the hustle and bustle of being paid huge sums on a weekly basis.
It’s all smiles for the Azzurri.
The #Azzurri ð®ð¹ at work in #Coverciano to get ready for #Spain ðªð¸ and FYR #Macedonia ð²ð°.#VivoAzzurro pic.twitter.com/YuUwbtuW4m
— Italy (@azzurri) October 3, 2016
Ed Ã¨ di nuovo Nazionale!!! ð®ð¹ðªð» Obiettivo #Russia2018 #qualificazioni #LB19 #forzazzurri https://t.co/Bj66DTEDbq pic.twitter.com/6uHNP8s2gK
— Leonardo Bonucci (@bonucci_leo19) October 3, 2016
Gareth Bale’s Wales have got the wind in their sails.
Wales trained this morning before traveling to Vienna tomorrow to face Austria in the FIFA World Cup qualifier. #TogetherStronger pic.twitter.com/9nR0yWqxAr
— Wales (@FAWales) October 4, 2016
Dave and Ander’s big trip to Italy is in full swing.
This guy follows me everywhere! I think he loves my music ð Welcome @AnderHerrera ðð» No me despego de este tÃo nunca! Bienvenido Ander! pic.twitter.com/30bpv9Ms0D
— David De Gea (@D_DeGea) October 4, 2016
Long time dreaming with it , I am very proud to be able to represent my country, thanks to everyone for the kind messages ðð¼ @SeFutbol pic.twitter.com/brXk5fzrEC
— Ander Herrera (@AnderHerrera) October 4, 2016
Meanwhile, the French players look to have arrived on holiday.
Les Bleus sont arrivÃ©s et prÃ©parent dÃ©jÃ le match face Ã la Bulgarie, vendredi au @StadeFrance! ð
Vos places icið https://t.co/gZy0nGEeuf pic.twitter.com/YlgxUbRBfh
— Equipe de France (@equipedefrance) October 3, 2016
Moment de dÃ©tente au ChÃ¢teau pour les #Bleus. pic.twitter.com/ecEHsArqzm
— Equipe de France (@equipedefrance) October 5, 2016
John O’Shea’s turned his frown upside down.
Looking forward to the upcoming Qualifiers ð®ðª pic.twitter.com/niesZKHHbz
— DM (@DavidMeyler7) October 3, 2016
Smile for the camera, Roy? Smile for the … we’ll come back later.
Roy Keane: We've a difficult week ahead. Of course we believe we can qualify. It's a tough challenge but we're looking forward to it #COYBIG pic.twitter.com/u6mVREe8ls
— FAIreland (@FAIreland) October 4, 2016
You wouldn’t fancy defending against both of these guys, would you? Or the guy in the background for that matter.
When the national team is back ðð§ðª#SayCheese pic.twitter.com/uh07ABVFty
— Christian Benteke (@chrisbenteke) October 3, 2016
Even England players don’t seem to mind getting together after a turbulent fortnight.
FAO: @ericdier #ThreeLions pic.twitter.com/DqTgZohVHG
— England (@England) October 4, 2016
We’re not sure what Thomas Muller’s doing here, but he seems happy.
The start of a new week. You know what that means – the international break is back! #DieMannschaft #GERCZE #GERNIR pic.twitter.com/DaOh0XINAn
— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) October 3, 2016
We look forward to seeing their miserable faces as they return to their respective leagues.