Lionel Messi, Xavi Hernandez and Other Barcelona Stars Grace Jordi Alba’s Wedding

Lionel Messi, Xavi Hernandez and Other Barcelona Stars Grace Jordi Alba’s Wedding

  • A host of top football stars attended Jordi Alba's wedding to his partner of seven years in Sevilla over the weekend
  • Lionel Messi was among the stars in attendance together with his former teammate and now coach of Barcelona, Xavi Hernandez
  • Gerard Pique was invited but didn't show up reportedly due to the widely-publicised separation between him and Shakira

Barcelona defender Jordi Alba tied the knot with girlfriend Romarey Ventura in a ceremony held in Seville.

Football stars led by Alba's former teammate Lionel Messi graced the event. Messi was filmed when he arrived at the airport together with his wife Antonella Roccuzzo.

Messi was joined by Xavi Hernandez who is the current manager of Barcelona, Sergio Busquests, Riqui Puig, Sergi Roberto and Alvaro Morata.

Sportskeeda reports that Gerard Pique skipped the event to avoid attention generated from his breakup with pop star Shakira.

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The report further states that Luis Suarez, Cesc Fabregas, Koke, David De Gea, Sergio Ramos and Marc Bartra were similarly at the event.

Messi developed a strong relationship with Alba who joined Barcelona from Valencia in 2012. Alba is one of the best left-backs the world has ever seen. He has lifted 15 titles during his stay at Barcelona including the 2015 Champions League title.

Lionel Messi, Jordi Alba, Barcelona, Xavi Hernandez, Sergio Roberto

Famous football stars troop to East Africa for holidays

Sports Brief has also reported that East Africa has proven to be a popular destination for European football stars. Professional footballers are currently on holiday and some have chosen to come and unwind in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and its environs.

Former Manchester United star and currently with Paris Saint Germain, Ander Herrera was in Zanzibar and Tanzania between 8th and 11th June, as posted on his social media handles.

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Nigeria striker Paul Onuachu weds Tracy Nkonadu in Lagos

At the same time, Super Eagles star Paul Onuachu and his Ghanaian lover Tracy Nkonadu had their white wedding on Saturday, June 19 in Lagos, a ceremony which was star-studded.

The pair had their traditional marriage ceremony in Accra on May 28, the same day the striker clocked 28 years old.

It was time to have the Nigerian version of the ceremony and it was graced with quite a number of celebrities as well as footballers.