Football, Showbiz Stars Hit Rosario as Messi Weds Childhood Sweetheart

ANGEL DI MARIA is the only player with links to Real Madrid who has been invited to Lionel Messi's wedding.

The couple have reportedly been dating for nearly ten years now as they made their union official by sharing their vows. This is what we know about Messi's main confidante.

The Argentina forward will Wednesday childhood sweetheart Antonello Roccuzzo, 29, in their home town of Rosario later today on front of some of the sporting world's most notable athletes. She is likely to have focused on raising the couple's two sons, Thiago and Mateo, over the past few years but recently launched her own line of footwear with Sofia Balbi, the wife of Luis Suarez.

She attended university in Argentina - studying odotology before switching to social communication - and then moved to Barcelona to join Leo.

The Argentinian superstar's big occasion will be beamed to adoring fans in Messi's hometown on a big screen outside the venue, according to AS.

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Messi is believed to have celebrated his 30th birthday with family and friends in Rosario earlier this week, however he kept out of the limelight ahead of his upcoming bash.

The Man City boss is sure to have plenty to discuss with the Brazil right-back, who are just two of the 300 invited guests to the lavish nuptials taking place at the City Center Resort complex in Rosario, Argentina.

Argentina have struggled in South American qualifiers and are teetering outside of qualification for the tournament.

Messi invited his entire Barcelona first-team to Rosario, along with some key former teammates, like Carles Puyol, Xavi, Samuel Eto'o, and Cesc Fabregas.

  • Sonia Alvarado