Lionel Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo have known each other since childhood.
Lionel Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo have known each other since childhood.

Argentina and the Netherlands are set to face each other in the World Cup 2014 semi final on 10 July, and all eyes will be on the best players of each team - Lionel Messi and Robin van Persie.

As the players get in on the action, their supporting halves are rarely missed in the frame.

Messi will be cheered from the stands by his stunning and gorgeous partner Antonella Roccuzzo.

Roccuzzo, who keeps a low profile with the media, has known the 27-year-old Argentine football star since her childhood.

The couple started their relationship in 2008 and in 2012 they had their first child together, a son named Thiago.

Antonella Roccuzzo looks on prior to the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad de Futbol at Camp Nou on September 24, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.
Antonella Roccuzzo looks on prior to the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad de Futbol at Camp Nou on September 24, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.
Antonella Rocuzzo attends the latest Rosa Clara bridal collection at the Barcelona Bridal Week 2014 on May 6, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.
Antonella Rocuzzo attends the latest Rosa Clara bridal collection at the Barcelona Bridal Week 2014 on May 6, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.
Antonella Roccuzzo
Antonella Roccuzzo, girlfriend of Lionel Messi and their son, Thiago Messi attend the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Argentina and Switzerland at Arena de Sao Paulo on July 1, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Meanwhile, Bouchra van Persie will be supporting her husband Robin van Persie.

Robin Van Persie and Bouchra Van Persie attend the Manchester United Player of the Year awards at Old Trafford on May 8, 2014 in Manchester.
Robin Van Persie and Bouchra Van Persie attend the Manchester United Player of the Year awards at Old Trafford on May 8, 2014 in Manchester.

The couple who got married in 2004 had a rocky start. In 2005, Robin was arrested in Holland on suspicion of rape. Former Miss Nigeria Holland winner Sandra Krijgsman claimed that she was attacked by him in a hotel.

However, the two have moved on from the incident and are committed to raising their two children – a son called Shaqueel and a daughter called Dina.

Bouchra's Twitter page is filled with posts praising Robin, and in her profile page, she describes herself as, "The mum of two gorgeous kids and the proud wife of an amazing husband."

Bouchra van Persie
Bouchra van Persie with her son Shaqueel and daughter Dina Layla after the FIFA 2014 World Cup qualifier match between the Netherlands and Hungary at the Amsterdam Arena on Oktober 11, 2013 in Amsterdam.
Robin van Persie of the Netherlands kisses his wife Bouchra after the win in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Netherlands and Costa Rica at Arena Fonte Nova on July 5, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil
Robin van Persie of the Netherlands kisses his wife Bouchra after the win in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Netherlands and Costa Rica at Arena Fonte Nova on July 5, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil.