PHOTOS: Lionel Messi Has Married His Childhood Sweetheart

Argentine football star Lionel Messi has married his childhood sweetheart in his hometown in what has been called the “wedding of the century”.

A civil ceremony for Messi, 30, and Antonela Roccuzzo, 29, was held at a luxury hotel in the city of Rosario.

Football stars and celebrities were among the 260 guests, with hundreds of police deployed for the event.

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

See some of the photos below:

The newly married love birds
Many of Messi’s former teammates, including Xavi Hernandez, Cesc Fàbregas and Carles Puyol attended with their partners
Argentine footballer Ezequiel Lavezzi was also spotted on the red carpet
Gerard Piqué (left) and his wife Shakira posed for a picture with airport staff as they arrived in Rosario
Uruguayan footballer Luis Suárez touches down in Rosario for his teammate’s big day
Rosario’s Hotel CityCenter set up for a previous event

Source: BBC

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