Milan – The match between Italy and Croatia at the San Siro was disrupted because of the throw fireworks from a team supporter. Above this inisiden, coach Croatia, Niko Kovac, apologized.
In the European Cup qualifying match in 2016 at the San Siro on Monday (11/17/2014) pm dawn, Italy to open the scoring first through Antonio Candreva in the 11th minute. Four minutes later, Croatian Ivan Perisic equalized after goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.
Entering the 72 minutes, there was a ‘rain‘ of fireworks in the field. The fireworks were thrown from Croatian fans from the stands. As a result of this incident, the referee stopped the match and the players went into the locker room.
Once stopped about 10 minutes, the game was continued. But in the rest of the time there is no additional goals are created and the score remained 1-1 until the game is finished.
After the match, Kovac apologized for the incident that occurred. He also said he was disappointed with the behavior of the supporters of Croatia.
“I apologize for what our fans did tonight. It is also the case in Switzerland. I have apologized over the field and I do it again here. Forgive us,” Kovac said in a press conference as quoted by Football Italia.
“I went to the stands to talk to fans and tell them that they have been very disappointing to me. We have to ask yourself: is this football? No.”
“There are kids in the stadium, it’s ridiculous. They are wrong because this is not Croatia, the people we’re friendly. I hope this will never happen again,” he added.
Kovac also not dismiss if he was worried there would be penalties for Croatia. But he hopes the sanctions imposed no effect on the outcome of the game.
“I imagine there will be a penalty, but I think we’re going to lose the game. I hope the result is still 1-1,” he added.