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Fri Apr 18 00:12:57 SAST 2014

Wedding of Iniesta reunites Spain players

Duncan Shaw, Sapa-dpa | 09 July, 2012 09:510 Comments
Spain v Italy - UEFA EURO 2012 Final
Andres Iniesta of Spain celebrates their victory after the Euro 2012 final between Spain and Italy at the Olympic Stadium on July 1, 2012 in Kiev, Ukraine
Image by: Shaun Botterill / Getty Images

Spain’s footballing heroes were reunited on Sunday for the wedding of midfielder Andres Iniesta, just one week after thrashing Italy 4-0 in the final of Euro 2012.

Almost 700 guests, including Iniesta’s team-mates at Barcelona and the Spanish national team, turned out for the wedding, which took place at the historic Tamarit castle in Tarragona province, south of Barcelona.

Barca idols Lionel Messi, Xavi, Carles Puyol and Gerard Pique were present, along with Spain and Real Madrid captain Iker Casillas.

Hundreds of onlookers and photographers tried to catch a glimpse of the wedding from the coastal hills close to the castle.

Iniesta’s bride was Ana Ortiz, who has been his girlfriend for several years and who last year gave birth to a daughter, named Valeria.

Iniesta, 28, is one of Spain’s most popular footballers, not only because of his achievements on the field but also because of his modesty and humility.

He scored the goal that gave Spain their first World Cup win in the 2010 final against the Netherlands, and was voted best player at Euro 2012, which Spain won to become the first ever team to pick up three consecutive major trophies.

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