The Barcelona Superstar Lionel Messi turned into 30 years at last weekend on Friday. This ia a big montha for superstar Messi. He will going to marry his longtime partner Antonella Roccuzzo in Argentina.
background of this love story between Lionel Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo:
Lucas Scaglia was one of Messi’s teammates while he was still living in Rosario and playing for Newell’s Old Boys. Their relationship extended off the pitch, too: as kids, they spent a lot of time together. It’s said that Messi had an ulterior motive for hanging around with Scaglia, though: He fancied his cousin.
It’s likely those stories are true, because Roccuzzo is Scaglia’s cousin. Various reports say Messi was love-struck from the moment he first laid eyes on her as a young boy. Childhood friends say his face would change when she was around and that he used to write letters to her.
However, they were never officially in a relationship while Messi was living in Rosario, and it’s unclear when things actually began. Messi has never spoken in depth about the subject; he didn’t speak about it at all until 2009, when as a 21-year-old he confirmed in an interview with Catalan channel TV3 that he had a girlfriend.
Diario Sport say Roccuzzo’s friends learned of the relationship in 2007, while other reports say the couple began dating in 2004. What can be confirmed is that Roccuzzo left Rosario for Barcelona in 2010, moving in with Messi just before the World Cup in South Africa. Since then, the two have had two children together, both boys, Thiago (4) and Mateo (1).
Here is the description When and where?
On Friday at 7 p.m. local time, the childhood sweethearts will tie the knot in the City Centre Complex in their native Rosario. The reception will then be held in the same complex at the Pullman Hotel, a 188-room, five-star hotel that boasts an on-site casino.
Who is going?
As well as the couple’s respective friends and families, there will of course be a number of the world’s best footballers among the 260 invited guests. and Pop star Shakira with her husband.
Luis Suarez and Neymar will be there.
None of the guests are expected to bring presents, though. Messi and Roccuzzo have requested that, if they wish, they should instead make a donation to the Leo Messi Foundation.
Food and entertainment
A menu leaked by Diario Clarin reveals what those present at the wedding on Friday can expect to eat: a feast.
Through working with Giuliano Poser, an Italian nutritionist, in recent years, Messi has gradually been able to wean himself off milanesas, pizzas and burgers, replacing them with a healthier desire for foods like sushi. However, on his wedding day that all goes out the window — although there will be a sushi station, too. There will be a delicatessen featuring bread, salads and cooked meats to start followed by a number of traditional Argentine dishes, including empanadas, a “locro” stew and, of course, steaks.
Once fed, attention will no doubt turn to drinking and entertainment. Rombai and Marama, two bands from Uruguay, will be performing, as will Argentine singer Karina Jesica Tejeda, who is also known as “La Princesita de la Musica Tropical” and is the partner of Manchester City and Argentina striker Aguero.
Some guests, though, may be happy enough to pass their time in the casino.
Security and media
Security will be handled by a private team of Israeli specialists
Total 155 journalists have been accredited to cover the full ‘event’ 🙂
AFP and ESPN