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Messi's getting married: Barcelona star to wed childhood sweetheart in Rosario

He’ll marry Antonella Roccuzzo at the end of the month, he’s revealed.

Image: Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

LIONEL MESSI IS to marry his long-term partner and mother of his two children, Antonella Roccuzzo, in their hometown of Rosario on 30 June, the Argentina forward revealed on today.

The ceremony between the five-time Ballon d’Or winner and his childhood sweetheart is to be held at Rosario cathedral and many of Messi’s Barcelona teammates are expected, chief amongst them the couple’s closest friends, Uruguay striker Luis Suarez and his wife Sofia Balbi.

Messi turns 30 on 24 June and Roccuzzo is 29 and the pair have been living together for nine years and have two children, four-year-old Thiago and baby Mateo.

© AFP, 2017

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