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.

#EuropeanQualifiers #2018WorldCup
The #Azzurri 🇮🇹 at work in #Coverciano to get ready for #Spain 🇪🇸 and FYR #Macedonia 🇲🇰.#VivoAzzurro

— Italy (@azzurri) October 3, 2016

Ed è di nuovo Nazionale!!! 🇮🇹💪🏻 Obiettivo #Russia2018 #qualificazioni #LB19 #forzazzurri

— 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

— 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 😉 Welcome @AnderHerrera 👏🏻 No me despego de este tío nunca! Bienvenido Ander!

— 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 👍🏼 @SeFutbol

— Ander Herrera (@AnderHerrera) October 4, 2016

Meanwhile, the French players look to have arrived on holiday.

Les Bleus sont arrivés et préparent déjà le match face à la Bulgarie, vendredi au @StadeFrance! 👊
Vos places ici👉

— Equipe de France (@equipedefrance) October 3, 2016

Moment de détente au Château pour les #Bleus.

— Equipe de France (@equipedefrance) October 5, 2016

John O’Shea’s turned his frown upside down.

Looking forward to the upcoming Qualifiers 🇮🇪

— 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

— 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 😁🇧🇪#SayCheese

— Christian Benteke (@chrisbenteke) October 3, 2016

Even England players don’t seem to mind getting together after a turbulent fortnight.

FAO: @ericdier #ThreeLions

— 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

— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) October 3, 2016

We look forward to seeing their miserable faces as they return to their respective leagues.