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Dhaka: The Bangladesh Football Federation's AFC Grassoots Football Day was a resounding success with more than 100 young players taking part.

Present at the day-long event - held at the Bangladesh Football Federation's (BFF) artificial turf at the BFF House in Motijheel on Thursday - was Mahfuza Akhter Kiron, the Asian Football Confederation's (AFC) female representative to FIFA .

The players who competed in the final of the U-12 and U-14 categories each received a football. 

The AFC's commitment to ensure football remains the most popular sport in the continent was further strengthened this year as an unprecedented 38 Member Associations (MA) pledged to celebrate the AFC Grassroots Football Day 2017.

Celebrating a new participation record for the fifth successive year since 2013, enthusiasts of the beautiful game of all ages and abilities have commemorated the landmark occasion this year, marking a consecutive year-on-year increase of nearly 60% from 2015 to 2017.

Photo: Bangladesh Football Federation