Football superstar Lionel Messi will marry his childhood sweetheart in his hometown in Argentina today, Friday June 30 in the ‘wedding of the century’.
The winger is returning to the city of Rosario to wed Antonella Roccuzzo, whom he met at the age of five before he moved to Spain.
The pair already has two children together called Thiago Messi and Mateo Messi, both boys.
The Barcelona winger, who won his 5th Copa Del Rey trophy last season, turned 30 on 24 June.
Two hundred and sixty guests have been invited to the ceremony including his entire senior Barcelona teammates, Gerald Piqué’s pop-star wife Shakira, Sergio Aguero, Xavi and Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas among others.
Guests at the wedding will have the chance to play in the on-site casino while most will also stay in the five-star, 188-room Pullman Hotel inside the complex where rates start from almost £100 a night, all catered for by Messi.
Angel Di Maria is the only player with links to rivals Real Madrid invited to Lionel Messi’s wedding.
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo also didn’t receive an invite from Lionel Messi.
Former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique and Argentine football icon Diego Maradona are amongst those snubbed.
Since moving to Spain, Messi has won a record-breaking five Fifa Ballon D’Or awards.
The event will take place at Rosario’s City Center hotel complex in Argentina.