PHILIPPE COUTINHO is making the most of his Brazil axing by jetting out to the Maldives with wife Aine.
The Aston Villa ace was dropped by Tite for upcoming internationals after an underwhelming start to the season.
Boss Steven Gerrard admitted that his former Liverpool team-mate was "hurt" to miss out – but the 30-year-old is making the best of the situation.
Coutinho produced a lively display as Villa beat Southampton 1-0 in a scrappy match on Friday night.
And he has since made the most of his side getting their game out of the way early this weekend, by flying out for an exotic holiday.
The ex-Barcelona star is celebrating a decade of marriage with childhood sweetheart Aine.
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And his stunning wife has shared a number of snaps from their amazing trip.
Philippe and Aine have two daughters and a son together but have left them at home during their romantic getaway.
Sharing a picture of herself holding her handbag, Aine wrote: "How do you love traveling without your kids.. just with a purse.
"Looks like something is missing."
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Alongside a further snap of her and Coutinho riding a luxurious boat, and accompanied by love heart emojis, she wrote: "And after almost 10 years… honeymoon."
As their boat arrived ashore they were greeted by 13 waving members of staff.
Upon this sight, she wrote: "Oh my God what a beautiful place."
They were subsequently driven to their luxurious accommodation in a buggy.
As the loved-up couple made the journey they were treated to views of the Maldives' paradise-like features, including the beautiful clear-blue water and palm trees.
They were then shown to their palatial private accommodation at the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Itaafushi.
Prices for two people at the luxurious spot start at around £3,500 and can rise to in the region of £28,000 for their very best ocean-side pads.
Philippe and Aine's spot features expansive decking looking out over the vast ocean.
While minimalist, the decking includes a dinner table, pool and sun loungers.
The pad's modern open-plan interior features a huge telly, as well as a glass floor showing off the ocean beneath.
After getting settled in Aine got into her bikini to enjoy a luxurious day lounging by the sea at the luxurious resort.
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With Brazil set to play Ghana and Tunisia in France next week, Coutinho's alternative doesn't seem too bad at all.
The playmaker should be refreshed and raring to go when Villa return to action in a fortnight, with Gerrard's men set to travel to Leeds looking to build momentum.
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