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In pictures Lionel Messi marries childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo

Lionel Messi said 'I do' to childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo in his Argentine hometown Rosario, where footballers and celebrities including pop singer Shakira had gathered for the 'wedding of the century'. Among the 260 guests at Friday's wedding were Messi's Barcelona teammates Luis Suárez, Neymar, Gerard Piqué and his wife, Colombia's pop star Shakira. Apart from this Messi's former colleagues like Cesc Fabregas, and Dani Alves joined to rise the craze of the evening. Messi met the love of his life at the tender age of five and the couple have already been blessed with two sweet kids Thiago and Mateo.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 01 July 2017, 02:30:54 PM
In pictures | Lionel Messi marries childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo

In pictures | Lionel Messi marries childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo

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Lionel Messi said 'I do' to childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo in his Argentine hometown Rosario, where footballers and celebrities including pop singer Shakira had gathered for the 'wedding of the century'. Among the 260 guests at Friday's wedding were Messi's Barcelona teammates Luis Suárez, Neymar, Gerard Piqué and his wife, Colombia's pop star Shakira. Apart from this Messi's former colleagues like Cesc Fabregas, and Dani Alves joined to rise the craze of the evening. Messi met the love of his life at the tender age of five and the couple have already been blessed with two sweet kids Thiago and Mateo.

In pictures | Lionel Messi marries childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo

In pictures | Lionel Messi marries childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo

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Neymar along with Dani Alves posed with groom at the 'wedding of the century'.

In pictures | Lionel Messi marries childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo

In pictures | Lionel Messi marries childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo

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Messi, the Argentina and Barcelona forward, met Roccuzzo as a child before he moved to Spain aged just 13.

In pictures | Lionel Messi marries childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo

In pictures | Lionel Messi marries childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo

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Brunette bride Roccuzzo wore a white, curve-hugging dresswith a deep sweetheart neckline and embroidered straps by Rosa Clara -- a Spanish designer who has dressed actress EvaLongoria and Spain's Queen Letizia.

In pictures | Lionel Messi marries childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo

In pictures | Lionel Messi marries childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo

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Following the private ceremony the couple appeared happyand relaxed as they walked a red carpet beforehundreds of media at a hotel and casino complex.

In pictures | Lionel Messi marries childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo

In pictures | Lionel Messi marries childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo

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Many of Messi's former teammates, including Xavi Hernandez, Cesc Fàbregas and Carles Puyol attended with their partners.