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Messi's hometown, old friends brace for celeb wedding
Published on: Sunday, June 18, 2017

ROSARIO, (Argentina): Diego Vallejos is wondering what to wear for his friend's wedding.

He must look the part among the celebrities coming to town — for the groom is football superstar Lionel Messi.

"I am letting my hair grow so that I can get a haircut like a star," the chuckling Vallejos, a waiter by profession, told AFP in Rosario, the northern Argentine city where he and Messi grew up.

Messi marries his childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo, 29, on June 30, a week after the player's 30th birthday, in Latin America's celebrity wedding of the decade.

Vallejos is one of 250 people on the guest list — others include Barcelona stars such as Gerard Pique and his popstar wife Shakira, according to Argentina media.

"Most of all I just want to be with Lionel. But I am going to mingle a bit with the other guests" at the bash in the City Center hotel and casino, Vallejos said.

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