Sergio Ramos wedding: No Cristiano Ronaldo, Iker Casillas
More than 400 people will be in attendance as Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos marries television star Pilar Rubio in Seville today.
Seville's cathedral will today be packed out by the more than 400 people invited to the wedding of Real Madrid footballer Sergio Ramos and television star Pilar Rubio. It's a guest list brimming with famous faces - but one celebrity who hasn't been included is Ramos' former Bernabéu team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo.
Despite the size of the event, the vast number of friends and colleagues that Ramos and Rubio have accrued during careers that have touched a range of professional spheres (sport, TV, music...) meant there just wasn't room for everyone.
Other former Madrid club-mates are invited...
The current Madrid squad, coach Zinedine Zidane and club chiefs such as president Florentino Pérez will all be at the wedding, while Ronaldo Nazário, Roberto Carlos and David Beckham, players with whom Ramos remains good friends, are among the former club-mates who have been invited. But having been at Los Blancos for 14 years, the defender has shared the dressing room with many, many footballers...
Cristiano and family on holiday in Greece instead
So as the bride and groom take their vows in the Andalusian capital, Juventus star Ronaldo will instead be busy enjoying a well-earned break in Greece with his partner, Georgina Rodríguez, and the four children they are raising together. Indeed, Rodríguez took to social media on Wednesday to share a photo of the happy family on board their private jet to their holiday destination on the Greek coast.
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Iker Casillas and Sara Carbonero unable to attend wedding
Meanwhile, the tough times that Iker Casillas and Sara Carbonero are going through have prevented the couple from attending today's wedding. Carbonero is undergoing treatment after being diagnosed with a malignant ovarian tumour recently, while Casillas - who played with Ramos at Madrid and for Spain - is recovering from a heart attack suffered in training with his club, Porto, last month.
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