Football was once popular in Bangladesh and then cricket took over in the late nineteen nineties. However the appeal has not died. Padya Paramita digs into the Bangladeshi underground football scene:
At the moment, the underground scene is very competitive, (as well as popular) and attracts large crowds with each tournament.
Md. Omar Mostafiz at Jhalmoori remembers when the “underground” trend started:
The whole concept was developed in the year 2005, by some university students, who were football fans looking to play regular football.
There are many “underground” girls’ and boys’ teams playing regular tournaments in the capital Dhaka.