I think European club football is quite popular in the subcontinent but as far as our own national teams are concerned there isn't much interest in Football.
There was a time in the early 90s when football was huge in BD and I used to know many of the players like Kaisar Hamid, Shabbir, Munna, Rumi etc. Now i don't know who is the captain of the BD team. Our pathetic performances over the years made sure that the interest in football was totally strangled out of our minds. Now its a time where interest is high for cricket but again a pathetic stream of results in the future could ensure we shift to Hadudu