Dhaka stadium was "jam-packed" on Saturday because crowds are returning to enjoy football, the New Nation newspaper reported. "Surely, it gave immense bliss and pleasure to the Bangladesh Football Federation officials in whose faces there were signs of anxiety in view of almost empty stadium for most of the days. The AFC and the FIFA officials too will be exultant to know the story. In the days of Pakistan, newspapers used to write often the words ‘jam-packed stadium’. The trend continued until the football ground was shifted to Mirpur late eighties. Crowds are the life and cell of game and sports. Let it what was observed on Saturday blow in the soccer horizon in the greater interest of soccer," the newspaper commented.