This is unimaginably tragic.
The team did release a statement on the matter, though (below):
But the former bandmates will be putting their friendship on hold for UNICEF's Soccer Aid charity match — where they will play on opposite teams!
On Thursday, the pop stars put on their best game faces as they trained for the upcoming game that aims to raise money and vital support for Unicef's work for children in danger.
The annual charity game features two squads made up of 12 celebrities, eight soccer legends, and a professional manager — and this year, both teams are stacked!
The players joining Tomlinson on the England Team include celebs like Olly Murs, Damian Lewis, and Robbie Williams.
Based on the roster, it looks like team Rest of the World has a slight advantage — mostly because even out of character, we'd imagine Ramsay Bolton is intimidating af!
Ch-ch-check out some training photos (above) and find out who wins UNICEF's Soccer Aid match on June 5!
[Image via UNICEF UK/Soccer Aid/Twitter.]