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Find out how these 5 footballers celebrated Christmas

With the arrival of December, several football leagues around the world stopped their activities to give their players a rest, and thus allow them to spend special dates with their loved ones. This is why from LatinAmerican Post we show you how several soccer players celebrated Christmas.

Leonel Messi and his family during Christmas and Karim Benzema.

Leonel Messi and his family during Christmas and Karim Benzema. / Photos: instagram.com/antonelarocuzzo, instagram.com/karimbenzema

LatinAmerican Post | Laura Viviana Guevara Muñoz

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1. Lionel Messi

The popular Argentine soccer player, and star of Barcelona, celebrated Christmas in company of his wife Antonela Roccuzzo and their three children, Thiago, Mateo and Ciro. As usual, the family spent Christmas in Rosario, Argentina, and what most attracted attention was the family's attire, as they all had allusive garments at this time accompanied by the most famous Disney characters.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Accompanied by their relatives, Messi's family celebrated with karaoke and drinks. Messi's vacation will go until January 2 since the fourth of the same month The League will reactivate the matches and Barcelona will face against Espanyol.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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2. Neymar

The Brazilian soccer player celebrated Christmas with his family and friends. As is well known, Neymar is not only popular for his abilities with the ball, but also for his partying spirit, and as expected his celebration did not disappoint us.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Brazilian decided to 'throw the house out the window' with a hippie-themed party. The photos got to the internet thanks to the attendees who captured the fun evening. In addition, Neymar also published a photo together with his family wishing a Merry Christmas. Like Messi, Neymar will have to return to the PSG on January 2.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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3. Luis Suarez

The Uruguayan striker from Barcelona had a busy week, as he not only spent Christmas Eve and Christmas in Solymar with his family, but yesterday, Thursday, December 26, the footballer and his wife Sofia Balbi renewed vows after 10 years of marriage.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The celebration was held in Punta del Este and the couple was accompanied not only by their three children, Delfina, Benjamín and Lautaro, but also by the soccer player's great friends like Lionel Messi along with his family, and Neymar. The celebration had several restrictions because according to Efe, "workers at the party were banned from accessing and using their mobile phones or even talking to guests."

4. Falcao

Unlike previous players, Falcao trained on December 24, after returning to the courts after suffering an injury to the Achilles Heel that left him off the court for two months. The Colombian decided to spend this date in Istanbul not only to receive the necessary treatment but to prepare for the last game of the season against Antalyaso in the Turkish Super League.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Colombian published a photo on his social networks together with his wife, Lorelei Taron and their three daughters, Dominique, Desirée and Anette, wishing their followers a happy holiday season.

5. Karim Benzema

The Real Madrid striker, and one of the team figures after the departure of CR7, unlike the players on this list decided to spend the holidays with his friends in Dubai. In the past, Benzema was known for his indiscipline, his bad company and his constant changes in love relationships.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Now, the Frenchman is married to the model Cora Gauthier, and together they have a one-year-old son. In addition, Benzema has a daughter named Melia, product of her romance with the nurse Chloé de Launay.

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