Current best footballer in the World Lionel Messi on Friday night married his long time and childhood girlfriend Antonella Rocuzzo in a wedding of the century.
This was on a civil ceremony at a luxury hotel in the heart of Rosario, Argentina accompanied by football superstars like Xavi Hernandez, Samuel Etoo, Carles Puyol, Cesc Fabregas and Sergio Aguero.
Samuel Eto’o was the first guest to walk along the red carpet, past the waiting press at the plush hotel complex, at which over 400 police are on duty.
After making the vows, crowds gathered both at the local airport, awaiting for arrival the Barcelona star and his mother of two who was dressed in an exquisitely detailed mermaid-style gown, adorning the streets in a bid to catch a glimpse of hometown hero Messi.
Messi and his wife met in Rosario and have been inseparable since first crossing paths as teenagers. They have two sons together. Messi, who moved to Spain at the age of 13 and has lived in Barcelona since, arrived home to a new mural in his honor, created in anticipation of his wedding.