Six points about Messi's star-studded Argentine wedding

Football and showbiz stars will gather in northern Argentina on Friday for Latin America's celebrity wedding bash of the decade when Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi marries his childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo. Here is what we know from the few details given by Messi's spokespeople as well as media reports and local people close to the event in his home city of Rosario. Photo: Reuters
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Pop star Shakira and her husband, Messi's teammate Gerard Pique are expected among the 260 guests. They will join old friends of the couple and footballers such as his Barcelona strike partners Luis Suarez and Neymar. Photo: Getty Images
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Bride Roccuzzo, 29, will wear a dress by Spanish designer Rosa Clara, which has been flown over from Barcelona. The designer has dressed stars such as actresses Eva Longoria and Sofia Vergara as well as Spain's Queen Letizia. Photo: Getty Images
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Security will be handled by a private team of Israeli specialists used by Messi for all his excursions. Some 155 journalists have been accredited to cover the bash, but have been warned they will have no access to the guests. Photo: AFP
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