Published: Sun, July 02, 2017
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Lionel Messi marries longtime girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo

Lionel Messi marries longtime girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo

Barcelona and Argentina ace Lionel Messi is finally a married man, as he tied the knot with childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo on Friday.

The 30-year-old striker is set to Wednesday long-term girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo in one of Argentina's most lavish venues today. They will join old friends of the couple and footballers, including his Barcelona strike partners Neymar and Luis Suarez, in Messi's northern hometown, Rosario.

Click through the gallery above to see photos from Lionel Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo's wedding.

Argentina's Clarín newspaper has variously called the wedding "the wedding of the year" and "the wedding of the century".

More than 150 journalists are also expected to cover the event, which will take place at 7pm local time. But the Israeli security team employed by Messi for his usual visits was on hand to keep lurkers at bay even with the neighbourhood notorious for its drug gang Los Monos.

Manchester's United goalkeeper Sergio Romero poses with his wife on a red carpet at the wedding.

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Antonella was the star of the night as she looked ravishing in a mermaid-style gown that had been designed by Rosa Clara.

Messi met Rockwood at age 5 and grew up together.

The guests were staying at the 188-room Pullman Hotel inside the complex.

The entire area will be closed off to the public for the duration of the wedding.

"They are the love of each other's lives", Messi's childhood friend Diego Vallejos told AFP.

No word on where Messi will spend his honeymoon.

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