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8 May 2013, 11:17
The 'Little Things' singers have arrived in Germany ready for the next shows on their current tour.
One Direction were spotted enjoying some rare downtime on their European tour this week as the five boys enjoyed a game of football backstage.
The 'Live While We're Young' singers are taking their 'Take Me Home' tour across the continent at the moment, and arrived in Germany this week where they were pictured having a relaxed kick about in an outdoor area next to an arena.
Band member Niall Horan was sporting a bandage on his knee after revealing the injury to fans recently, and was notably moving slower than the rest of the UK boy band throughout the football game, while Louis Tomlinson was seen taking a lot of shoots during their sporting break.
It has been reported this week the One Direction are set to pocket a combined £50 million over the next six months from sales of their upcoming third album, their 3D concert movie and their ongoing world tour.
"They'll each get £10 million," a source told The Sun this week. "Striking while the iron is hot is key."
Check out a picture of One Direction having a kick-about during some downtime on their tour below (Credit: Splash):
One Direction have promised fans their new album will be out by Christmas this year.
Check out some fan-shot footage of the One Direction boys paling football below: