Football superstar Lionel Messi and childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo will finally tie the knot

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June is a big month for superstar football player, Lionel Messi. The Barcelona ace player turned 30 last weekend and this Friday, he will marry longtime girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo in Argentina.

Messi and Roccuzzo met when they were still young. Messi was team mate with Roccuzzo’s cousin Lucas Scaglia. Story has it that Messi had ulterior motive for hanging out with Scaglia. Various reports say Messi was love-struck the moment he first saw Roccuzzo.

According to Infobae, Antonella’s relationship with Leo blossomed after Messi returned to Rosario to console her following the death of a friend in a traffic accident. That is said to have been sometime back in 2007, but their association was kept private for years.

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 has a girlfriend.

Clearly their marriage is a long time coming but Messi will splurge out money just to make sure the occasion is as grand and spectacular as it can be even renting out the City Center Rosario Complex.

According to Daily Mail, guests of 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.

There is also a fully functioning bowling alley, grass tennis courts, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool as well as a number of bars and restaurants.

According to reports in Argentina, City Center Rosario has been taken over by media and guests for the wedding in what feels like a once-in-a-lifetime event.