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Pique, Shakira Excluded From Messi’s Wedding



There may have been a slight crack in bond among players of FC Barcelona following the reports that defender Gerard Pique and his wife, Shakira have not been invited to Lionel Messi’s wedding after a personal problem between Shakira and the Argentine’s wife-to-be, reports  Spanish newspaper El Pais.

  Sports Village Square gathered via Dailymailonline that the issue between the pair reportedly stems from a problem Messi’s fiancee, Antonella Roccuzzo, has with how Pique began his relationship with pop star Shakira.

Roccuzzo was close friends with the Spaniard’s former girlfriend Nuria Tomas and was not happy with the way Pique dumped the lady for the mega pop singer.

The two love birds met (Pique and Shakira) met the singer when he was still in a relationship with Tomas, when he appeared in her music video Waka Waka, the official song of the 2010 World Cup held in South Africa.

Pique had earlier revealed to TV3 in October: ‘I met Shakira in Madrid, when we were preparing for the 2010 World Cup, and after appearing in the Waka Waka video.


‘It all started when we were together in South Africa and I wrote to her. She was already there because she sang in the opening ceremony and I asked her what the weather was like.

‘It is the typical stupid question, and the normal answer is to tell me to bring a jacket.

“But she started telling me what the weather was like in every single moment and it got to the point where I told her we would have to get to the World Cup final to see her again-she was singing at the final.”

Meanwhile, Messi’s wife-to-be still kept a close relationship with Tomas which has caused friction between her and Shakira, which has resulted in Pique missing out on his team-mate’s wedding.

But it appears the issue has not affected the Barca stars on or off the pitch. The pair will line-up together as Luis Enrique’s side take on Valencia at the Nou Camp on Sunday night.


The five-time Ballon d’Or winner does not have a date confirmed for his wedding with Roccuzzo, but it is rumoured it will be in the middle of June.

Messi will be hoping for a double celebration as his side have kept their hopes alive in the Champions League following their heroics to against Paris Saint-Germain.

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and the country’s most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022.

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  1. Samuel Olufemi

    March 20, 2017 9:59am at 9:59 am

    Hmmmmmm women cold war not a small matter

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