All Messi fans joy after hearing the news of their star player’s marriage to childhood sweetheart Antonela Roccuzzo.
She is the cousin of his best friend, Lucas Scaglia, who also became a professional football player.
Scaglia and Messi became friends off the pitch while they playing for Newell’s Old Boys as kids.
A young Messi soon began spending an increasing amount of time at the Scaglia family home after laying eyes on his friend’s cousin, Antonela Roccuzzo.
On Friday, the story came to a full circle, when Barcelona star Messi, who is arguably the world’s best player and Roccuzzo will tie the knot back where they first met in their home town of Rosario.
The event will take place at Rosario’s City Center hotel complex, which has an adjoining casino. Messi is reported to have invited the Barcelona squad, including Gerald Piqué and his pop-star wife Shakira.
During his early years in the Barcelona first team, Messi’s relationship with Roccuzzo was kept under wraps, until the pair, who are now parents to four-year-old Thiago and one-year-old Mateo were widely identified as a couple by the world’s media before the 2010 World Cup.
Messi accepted an offer to play for Barcelona when he was 13, on condition they pay for treatment for his growth hormone deficiency.