Once upon a time, Dhaka used to put on a celebratory face every time Abahani played a game of football against Mohammedan. Those days are long gone but our love for the game remains.
The people of Bangladesh have been supporting Argentina for well over two decades since the great Maradona era which really enhanced the fanbase here in Bangladesh. The love for Argentina's national team can be dated to a specific moment and location: On June 22nd, 1986, in Mexico City's Estadio Azteca. In a triumph over England that day, Diego Maradona scored twice (the notorious "Hand of God" and a masterful dribble goal that is regarded as the best goal in tournament history), humiliating the creators of the modern game and cementing his legend.
Not everyone is happy with the fact that football is being enjoyed by commoners without their permission.
Some people go the extra mile to show love for their favorite teams by doing something a little unique.
Special events need special celebrations, so hoisting foreign flags pales in comparison to the magnitude of the stakes at play.
Why do female sportspeople have to prove themselves “worthy” of the support their male counterparts can take for granted?
1998 World Cup winner Christian Karembeu -- who arrived as a FIFA delegate in Bangladesh as part of the World Cup trophy tour on Wednesday -- may have stayed only around 36 hours but the Frenchman seemed to have maximised his experience here.