Lionel Messi is set to get married to his childhood sweetheart, Antonella Roccuzzo, on Friday in Argentina with hundreds of guests expected.

The City Centre Complex in Rosario will play host to one of the biggest weddings of the year.

The couple have known each other since the tender age of five, and have since got into a relationship.

Antonella is the mother of Messi's two kids, Thiago and Mateo, as she is set to become Mrs. Messi.

Well over 200 hundred guest will flock to the ceremony or reception which will consist of teammates past and present.

From his fellow Barcelona teammates; Luis Suarez and Neymar to past colleagues like Cesc Fabregas and Dani Alves.

Having graduated from the famed academy, and plied his whole professional career at the Camp Nou, it comes as no surprise that the wedding guest are dominated by Barcelona associated players.

Though one former Real Madrid star does make the 260 strong guest list. According to Spanish outlet SPORT, Angel Di Maria will be at Messi's wedding.

Di Maria in action for Real Madrid back in 2013. Image: PA

The 29-year-old enjoyed a stint at the Bernabeu from 2011 to 2015 before moving on.

The pair are international colleagues and have previously come up against each other at club level in the iconic El Clasico.

Di Maria is now with French outfit Paris Saint-Germain having joined from a miserable spell in the Premier League with Manchester United.

Messi and Di Maria celebrate a goal in the 2014 World Cup. Image: PA

As well as the mercurial winger, Manchester City's Sergio Aguero and Chinese Super League star Ezequiel Lavezzi, among others, will also be present.

From Messi's wedding to Cristiano Ronaldo sharing a picture of his beautiful twins, love is certainly in the air.

Enjoy the day, Lionel!

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a writer at SPORTbible. He is a combat sport aficionado and contributes to boxing and MMA articles.

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