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Lionel Messi marries childhood sweetheart | See snaps inside

The groom's siblings - Maria Sol, Rodrigo and Matias Messi - served as witnesses in the ceremony, along with the bride's sisters, Paula and Carla Roccuzzo, Efe news reported

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 1 July 2017 6:13 AM GMT

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Buenos Aires: Argentine football star Lionel Messi has married his childhood sweetheart in his Argentine hometown Rosario at a well-guarded ceremony.

The couple, who now live in Barcelona, started dating in 200s and have two sons together.

A civil ceremony for Messi, 30, and Antonela Roccuzzo, 29, was held at a luxury hotel in the city of Rosario on Friday, reports stated.

Messi met Roccuzzo when he was just five years old. She is the cousin of his best friend, Lucas Scaglia, who also became a professional football player.

Among the guests at Friday's wedding were Messi's Barcelona teammates Luis Suarez, Neymar, Gerard Pique and his wife, Colombia's pop star Shakira. A number of guests flew into Rosario on private jets.

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The groom's siblings - Maria Sol, Rodrigo and Matias Messi - served as witnesses in the ceremony, along with the bride's sisters, Paula and Carla Roccuzzo, Efe news reported.

Argentinian singer Abel Pintos performed one of Roccuzzo's favorite numbers, "Sin principio ni final (Without beginning or end)" during the exchange of rings.

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

About 150 journalists received accreditation to enter a special press area, but were not given full access to the venue.

In slides ahead: Get the inside pictures of the ceremony (Creditd: Getty Images, Reuters and AFP)...

Barcelona ace Sergio Busquets and partner Elena Galera on the red carpet in Rosario

Xavi Hernandez and wife Nuria Cunillera attend the wedding of Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi gives a wave to the crowd and media at in Rosario

Lionel Messi's mother Celia, father Jorge and sister Maria

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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