Inside Lionel Messi’s extravagant star-studded wedding, attended by football royalty and manned by 450 police officers

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Lionel “Leo” Messi, the 30-year-old Argentine considered to be one of the best football players in the world, married his 29-year-old childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo in their hometown of Rosario, northern Argentina on Friday.

As the third highest-paid athlete in the world, bringing in $80 million (£62 million) in salary and endorsements, the event certainly didn’t disappoint. 

The glitzy, star-studded bash took place at the City Center Rosario complex, and was attended by a host of football royalty, including Luis Suarez, Cesc Fabregas, Javier Mascherano, and Carles Puyol.

Guests were reportedly instructed to bring several outfits for the glamorous affair, according to the Daily Mail, while mobile phones were strictly off limits.

Some 450 police officers were even deployed to man the event.

Fortunately for us, some guests did manage to take photos and video footage. Scroll down for a sneak peak behind the scenes of the lavish Latino wedding.

Childhood sweethearts and long-term partners Lionel Messi, 30, and Antonella Roccuzzo, 29, finally tied the knot in a star-studded bash in their native Rosario, northern Argentina, on Friday.

The couple rented out the City Center Rosario Complex for the event.

Mobile phones were reportedly banned at the event, but this photo shared on Roccuzzo’s Instagram account shows how stunning the venue was.

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