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Last Updated: Thursday June 12 2008 09:16 GMT

Wayne Rooney marries Coleen

Wayne Rooney and Coleen McLoughlin in Italy

Football star Wayne Rooney has had the biggest match of his life - he's married Coleen McLoughlin in a £5m wedding in Italy.

The mayor of the Italian town Portofino confirmed that the childhood sweethearts have tied the knot.

There's a lot of secrecy around the marriage but it's thought the couple will party with friends on a luxury yacht with music from Westlife.

Coleen's crystal-covered dress is thought to have cost about £200,000.

The 22-year-olds have asked guests not to buy presents but instead to give money to a kids' hospital.

Wayne and Coleen
Coleen will be Mrs Rooney

The couple have been together for five years and the wedding is definitely going to be more lavish than the England football player's proposal.

He popped the question in a garage forecourt, and after Coleen said yes they went back to her mother's house to celebrate with a dinner of corned beef hash, sausage and beans.