Uruguay and Atletico Madrid captain Diego Godin has married his long-term girlfriend Sofia Herrera on Wednesday night in a ceremony in Montevideo, Uruguay. Sofia, who is a decor student, is the daughter of former Penarol defender, Pepe Herrera and it was her who was in charge of the entire ceremony.
The event was indeed a star-studded affair, but it was something else which caught the media’s attention. Spanish publication Marca reports that the couple has decided to donate all of their wedding gifts to the charity. Decided to help the prematurely born babies, these gifts will go the CTI Neonatal Pereira Rossell Hospital in Montevideo.
And as if this was not enough, Godin even booked the entire hotel for the travelling visitors. Amongst the attendees were his Atletico teammates Antoine Griezmann, Koke, Juanfran, Santiago Arias, Jose Maria Gimenez and the president of his club, Enrique Cerezo.
Apart from that, his national teammates Luis Suarez and Diego Forlan graced the event too. Taking to Instagram, the Barcelona forward wrote, “How nice to see you all again on a special night. CONGRATULATIONS SOFÍA AND DIEGO.”
Meanwhile, World Cup winner Antoine Griezmann caused a major stir during his arrival at the Montevideo Airport. Griemzmann has left no stones unturned in showing his love for the South American nation and was greeted to perfection by his fans at the airport. He will be in Uruguay until December 29 and will return to training on December 30, as Atletico prepare for their next round of La Liga fixture against Sevilla on January 6.