Lionel Messi set to marry longtime GF in 2017 after dating her for 8 years

2017 is going to be a big year for Lionel Messi.

The football star is set to marry his girlfriend of 8 years Antonella Roccuzzo.

According to The Daily Mail, the couple have been dating since 2008 and they currently have two children.

No specific date has been announced for the wedding but it is speculated that it will fall on June 24, Messi's birthday.

The entire Barcelona squad, the team that Messi is currently playing for, is expected to be invited.

The Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary in Argentina is the most likely venue for the huge wedding.