Argentine football star Lionel Messi has married his youth sweetheart in the place where he grew up among an army of VIPs and popular footballers.
Messi, 30, and his life partner Antonella Roccuzzo facilitated their wedding at a lavish inn on Saturday in the city of Rosario.
Around 250 visitors went to the service, including Barcelona partners Neymar, Luis Suarez and Gerard Pique, who was joined by his significant other, Colombian pop star Shakira.
Around 150 columnists were permitted to cover the occasion, yet had no immediate access to the service or the gathering a short time later.
Lionel Messi and lady of the hour AntonellaRoccuzzo
Spectators and energized Argentines assembled before the wedding close to the intensely protected site, wanting to snap photographs of the stars.
“We believe it’s extraordinary that Messi has come to Rosario to get hitched,” said window cleaner Julio Sosa.
Messi experienced childhood in a lower-white collar class neighborhood in Rosario alongside two siblings and a sister.
His lady of the hour, 29, is the cousin of a nearby Messi companion and the couple have been companions since meeting at a youthful age.
Barcelona’s Luis Suarez on celebrity main street at Lionel Messi’s wedding
Messi and Ms Roccuzzo kept in contact after he exited to play football in Spain at 13 and they in the end began a sentimental relationship in the late 2000s.
Ms Roccuzzo moved to Barcelona, where the couple live with their two children, Thiago, four, and Mateo, one, however frequently come back to their local Rosario.
“Messi could have had this wedding wherever he preferred – Dubai, the moon. He can pay any plane ticket to anybody, yet he picked the city that is in his heart,” said Leandro Macaya.
Performer Nicolas Vazquez and soccer players EzequielLavezzi and Javier Mascherano and his better half Fernanda posture for picture takers.
Messi, a five-time Fifa world player of the year, has confronted feedback in Argentina since he has never brought the nation a noteworthy title, rather than his rehashed victories playing for Barcelona.
In any case, he is commended both at home and abroad to keep his basic touch.
“He was dependably the same and he never showed signs of change,” said Diego Vallejos, a youth companion who was welcome to the wedding.
“Notwithstanding everything that he’s expert in life, he’s as yet a similar basic child, the thin man that I grew up with.
“It’s difficult to clarify the inclination – I’m both a companion and a fan.”