As the clocks ticks to the lavish wedding ceremony of Lionel Messi in which scores of football stars have been invited, it has come to light that the star footballer has ignored some other star performers.
For instance, only Angel di Maria is the only player with links to Real Madrid who has been invited to the wedding. Both featured for the Argentine side that beat Nigeria 1-0 to the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics football tournament.
Lionel Messi offered the long pass that Angel di Maria finished to deny Nigeria the gold medal. The wedding is being billed as the event of 2017 and everyone has been clamouring to get an invitation to the ceremony in Argentina.
Messi was reported to have carefully picked his guests. On the list of uninvited guests is the legendary Diego Maradona who is arguably the greatest footballer ever from Argentina. He was also the coach of Messi at the 2010 World Cup. The FC Barcelona star also snubs the Real Madrid players and also Luis Enrique from ceremony in Argentina.
Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero will be going to the event, as will Nou Camp legend Ronaldinho. Gerard Pique and his pop star partner, Shakira are among the celebrity guests.