Team Melli star with best friend Xavi
5. Morteza and Xavi in training
Team Melli star defender Morteza Pouraliganji has become very good friends with former Barcelona and Spain World Cup winner Xavi. The pair both play football in Qatar at Al Sadd football club, and have become great friends together. Pictures shared across both their social media accounts show the two close friends and taem mates enjoying each others company. Pouraliganji is Iran’s 26 year old defender who will be hoping to help Iran in the upcoming World Cup matches against Morocco, Spain and Portugal. Xavi is a Barcelona legend and considered one of their greatest ever players and captained the Spanish giants for over 10 years at the highest level. The images here show how both Pouraliganji and Xavi have a great relationship both on and off the pitch.