You can’t underestimate Bangladesh: Igor Stimac ahead of India’s FIFA WC qualifying clash

first_img Next You can’t underestimate Bangladesh: Igor Stimac ahead of India’s FIFA WC qualifying clashIndia’s head coach Igor Stimac said the mixture of young and experienced players is the reason for what they have achieved so far. India will take on Bangladesh in a World Cup qualifier on October 15 at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata.advertisement Asian News International KolkataOctober 14, 2019UPDATED: October 14, 2019 17:35 IST Indian football team’s coach Igor Stimac and captain Sunil Chhetri with Bangladesh coach Jamie Day and captain Jamal Bhuiyan. (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSStimac said that underestimating Bangladesh is not a good thingStimac said the mixture of young and experienced players is the reason for what they have achieved so farIndia will compete against Bangladesh in Kolkata on October 15Ahead of India’s FIFA World Cup qualifying clash against Bangladesh, head coach Igor Stimac said that underestimating their opponent is not a good thing.”I am very excited and happy to be here in the city of joy, the mecca of Indian football. Everyone is so excited to be here. There will be a lot of passion for the game. We know that we have somehow woken up everyone with our recent performances. We have shown that on our day we can play against anyone. In the first two games, we were not favorites. By now the whole pressure is on us. We have to win this game so that we have a chance to keep dreaming,” quoted Stimac as saying.”I wouldn’t like any of you to underestimate Bangladesh. That’s not a good thing to do. Whenever we underestimate someone the result is not good. Bangladesh did a very good job against Qatar. They created more chances. They have their expectations and dreams. They have not come here to lose the match they have come here to win. Let’s go into this game by being respectful to the Bangladeshi team,” he added.India is yet to register its first win in the qualifiers as they witnessed a 1-2 defeat and a 0-0 draw in their first two matches against Oman and Qatar respectively. It was a massive achievement for the Blue Tigers to hold Asian Cup champions Qatar to a goalless draw.Stimac said the mixture of young and experienced players is the reason for what they have achieved so far.advertisement”I am very satisfied with what we have done in such a short time. It’s not easy when you have such a big gap without competitive football. We had 20-25 days to prepare for these games and you can’t expect radical changes. I was lucky that we found some great young players. They are great characters and are led by great leaders. Such a mixture of youth and experience has given us a chance to be what we are,” he said.India will compete against Bangladesh in Kolkata on Tuesday.Also Read | AIFF’s new roadmap: ISL to replace as I-League as country’s top leagueAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumarlast_img read more

Feds receive more warnings over tax proposals as public consultation closes

OTTAWA — With its public outreach winding down, the Trudeau government received fresh warnings Monday from major industry associations about the negative fallout from its controversial tax-reform proposals.Business leaders sent new letters to Ottawa insisting the proposed tax changes, which the Liberals have said are aimed at creating more fairness in the system, will cause considerable collateral damage in the economy.The latest criticisms of Ottawa’s plan to change tax rules for private corporations arrived as the government’s 75-day consultation period on the proposals approached its deadline late Monday.Concerns have poured in from angry Canadians with many different backgrounds, including doctors, farmers, small-business owners and tax planners.Finance Minister Bill Morneau has tried to address the outrage by insisting the government has been listening to the concerns and will make adjustments, if necessary.One message came from a group representing some of the country’s fastest growing technology companies and industry investors. They argued the proposals would restrict the ability of tech entrepreneurs to access capital that’s vital to growing their companies and creating jobs.“It is vital that before any decisions on this file are made, the federal government meets with Canadian innovators to discuss solutions that do not hurt Canada’s job and prosperity creators in the tech sector,” said the letter, signed by CEOs representing entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and angel investors.“This is a race to the bottom, and runs contrary to the government’s innovation and skills plan.”The association said the changes, if implemented, would create uncertainty for corporate tax planning, intensify a brain drain of tech talent away from Canada and negatively affect Ottawa’s highly publicized investments to help high-potential firms scale up.Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, which represents more than 10,000 companies, also laid out its concerns in a letter sent Monday to Morneau that called the changes “significant but flawed piecemeal amendments.”In the message, president Dennis Darby said the reforms would “strike well beyond their intended target” and could lead to “significant negative unintended consequences” for small manufacturers.The changes, Darby added, would reduce the incentive and economic return from entrepreneurship, risk-taking, business investment and job creation. He also said the proposals would increase business costs, further complicate an already complex tax system and create new areas of unfairness.The government also came under more pressure to extend its consultation, a process that has itself been criticized for being too brief for such a complex set of changes.Both groups urged the federal government to delay the consultation period in order to allow for a broader review of the tax system and to allow for more input from the private sector.Morneau has pitched the changes as a necessary levelling of the playing field for all Canadians, particularly those in the so-called middle class, because they would end tax advantages unfairly exploited by some wealthy business owners.The plan, however, has led to considerable outrage, pushing the Trudeau government into a difficult communications war. Vocal and often organized opponents have argued the changes would hurt Canadians at different income levels and from many different sectors.“We are listening — we’ve heard things that we know are going to be important in our implementation,” Morneau said Monday during question period as he once again faced waves of questions about the proposals from opposition MPs.“As we move forward, we’re going to get this right.”Leaders in several provinces have also complained publicly about the possible consequences of the Liberal plan. On Tuesday, Morneau will discuss his plan face to face with provincial and territorial premiers when they gather in Ottawa.— Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitter read more