Messi married a childhood friend in his native Argentina

The star of world football Lionel Messi married on Friday evening, a wedding in the Argentine city of Rosario was attended by about 250 guests.

Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi and his wife Antonela Roccuzzo pose at their wedding in Rosario, Argentina, June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci – RTS19BV5


The star of world football Lionel Messi married on Friday night, a wedding in the Argentine city of Rosario was attended by about 250 guests, including his teammates in the Spanish “Barcelona”, according to the Associated Press.

Elected 30-year-old Messi – Antonella Rockuzzo, they were friends, being children, and they started dating in the second half of the 2000s, now the couple have two sons.

The wedding ceremony took place in a luxury hotel with increased security measures. Accredited to cover the event 150 journalists, in Rosario came the players of “Barcelona” Neymar, Luis Suarez, Gerard Piquet and his wife – singer Shakira.

“He has not changed at all. He is just as simple a guy as before, despite everything he has achieved, “said a childhood friend of Lionel Diego Vallejos, who received an invitation to a wedding.

Messi five times recognized as the best football player of the year, in the “Barcelona” he eight times became the champion of Spain, four times won the Champions League. Playing for the national team of Argentina, Messi became the Olympic champion in 2008. In 2014, Argentina’s national team with Messi in the World Cup finals lost to the German national team.

The Spanish Supreme Court upheld the sentence of 21 months in prison for Messi

The Supreme Court of Spain upheld the verdict to 21 months of imprisonment for the football player of the Spanish “Barcelona” and the Argentina national team Lionel Messi and his father Jorge Horacio Messi in the case of tax evasion. This was reported by the newspaper El Pais.

It is noted that for the father of athlete Jorge Horacio Messi, the term was reduced from 21 to 15 months. The document says that the judicial body “confirmed the verdict to 21 months in prison and € 2.1 million penalty to Barcelona’s Messi” on charges of “three crimes against the state treasury.”

Initially, the verdict to the 29-year-old footballer and his father was pronounced by the court of Barcelona in July last year. Under Spanish law, an accused person may be allowed not to serve a prison term in the event that the crime is committed for the first time, and the sentence does not exceed two years.

After the decision of the Barcelona court, the lawyers of the football player stated that they would appeal this decision, because they “have grounds for defense”. The athlete and his father were accused of evading taxes of almost € 4.1 million. According to the prosecutor, the player did not pay taxes on profits received in 2007, 2008 and 2009. At the trial, the footballer assured that it was Jorge Orasio Messi who was engaged in his financial affairs, and he was never interested in the subject of taxes and did not discuss this issue with his father.

Messi – a pupil of the football academy of “Barcelona”, acts in the first team since 17 years. As part of the Catalan club, he became eight-time champion of Spain, four-time winner of the Cup of the country, four times became the winner of the Champions League. Also, the Argentinian is a five-time winner of the “Golden Ball” – a prize to the best football player in the world.

As part of the Argentina national team striker won the silver medal in the World Cup in 2014 and was recognized as the best player of the tournament. Forward is also the Olympic champion – 2008, three-time silver medalist of the America’s Cup.

Lionel Messi’s double was detained in Iran

Reza Parastes (on the left), realizing how he looks like Lionel Messi, decided to get a haircut in the manner of the famous football star


The Iranian student, who gained fame due to the external resemblance to the attacker of FC Barcelona and Argentina’s Lionel Messi, was detained by the Iranian police and taken to the police station.
The incident occurred in the city of Hamadan: there were so many people wishing to make a street self with Reza Parastes that the police found the incident to be a violation of public order.
The police arrested a car from a Messi double, and he was taken to the station himself.
25-year-old Reza Parastes has become famous several months ago, when he was photographed in a T-shirt of “Barcelona” under number 10.
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Messi had not received specific proposals from the “Barcelona” on a new contract

Jorge Messi, father of striker “Barcelona” Lionel Messi, February 9, arrived in Barcelona and is still in the city, but still has not met with the leaders Barça to discuss the terms of a new contract player, according to the portal Goal.

Soon Jorge should return to Argentina, although it is possible that he will sit down at the negotiating table with the president of “Barcelona” Josep Maria Bartomeu in the coming days. At this point, the parties communicated only by telephone and no concrete proposals Catalans did. Lionel inclined to extend the contract expiring in the summer of 2018, but he would like to know the club’s plans for the coming seasons.

Messi has been criticized for dismal game in the first leg of the 1/8 finals of the Champions League, “PSG” (0: 4), and in the press rumors that he yearns for Josep Guardiola, who now trains the “Manchester City”. The future of the star football player remains in limbo.

Messi bought a neighbor house, so they do not bother him

Midfielder “Barcelona” Ivan Rakitic said that his team-mate Lionel Messi is very fond of mind.

FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi attends a training session at the Sports Center FC Barcelona Joan Gamper in Sant Joan Despi, Spain, Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)


According to him, the Argentine had to buy a house, even neighbors, so they did not bother.

– When Messi bought a house near Barcelona in Castelldefels, I am faced with a very noisy neighbors – quoted by L’Equipe Rakitic. – As a result, he bought a house and to live in peace.

Chinese club offer Messi a contract with a salary of € 100 million per year

China’s higher division championship club football “Hebei China Fortune” will offer a Spanish footballer “Barcelona” Lionel Messi is a five-year contract with a salary of € 100 million per year. It is reported by the Spanish newspaper AS.

Earlier it was reported that the “Barcelona” is in talks with 29-year-old Argentine to extend the contract, the Catalans are willing to pay forward his € 35 million per year.

Messi moved to the “Barcelona” at the age of 13 years. As part of the Spanish club, he became the eightfold champion of Spain, four-time Cup of the country, four times became the winner of the Champions League. Argentinian also five times won the “Golden Ball” – the prize of the world’s best footballer of the year.