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Barcelona forward Luis Suarez and wife Sofia Balbi have renewed their wedding vows at a star-studded gathering in Uruguay attended by Lionel Messi among others.

The celebration to mark 10 years of marriage took place on Thursday in a luxury tourist complex, La Barra, 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 club-mates Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba arrived along with Ballon d’Or winner Messi and his wife, Antonella Roccuzzo.

Brazilian star Neymar was also there, local media said.

On November 25, Sofia Balbi took to Instagram and posted a picture with a caption that read, “Counting the days to tell you YES # 10years @ luissuarez9.”

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

The couple met when Suarez was 14. They married in a civil ceremony in Amsterdam in March 2009, but the religious ceremony took place on December 26, 2009, in Montevideo.

The couple have three children, and Suarez has previously talked about how his life changed after meeting Sofia.

In an interview, he had said: “I was going out at night. I didn’t enjoy studying and I wasn’t dedicating myself to football.” Tags

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