Football: Barcelona's Luis Suarez renews wedding vows, with Lionel Messi and other stars on guest list

Luis Suarez and wife Sofia Balbi were married in 2009 and have three children. PHOTO: AFP
Lionel Messi, his wife Antonella Roccuzzo and their son Thiago arrive for the party. PHOTO: AFP

MALDONADO, URUGUAY (AFP) - Barcelona forward Luis Suarez and wife Sofia Balbi have renewed their wedding vows at a star-studded gathering in Uruguay attended by his clubmate Lionel Messi among others.

The celebration to mark 10 years of marriage took place in a luxury tourist complex near the coastal city of Maldonado, about 130km east of the capital Montevideo.

A crowd of football fans, including many wearing the Barcelona strip, gathered near the entrance as Suarez's clubmates Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba arrived along with Ballon d'Or winner Messi and his wife, Antonella Roccuzzo.

Brazilian star Neymar, formerly with Barcelona and now with Paris St-Germain, was also there, the local media said.

Uruguay striker Suarez, 32, and Balbi, 30, exchanged "rings inscribed with their respective names, made from white gold and diamonds", according to a statement.

The couple met when Suarez was 14 and started seeing each other soon afterwards. They were married in 2009 and have three children.

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