The head coach of the Croatian national team was part of a football delegation whose vehicle was attacked by a group of assailants wearing Hajuduk Split clothing
Executive president Damir Vrbanovic, security official Zoran Cvrk, team manager Iva Olivari, game manager Alan Balen, ticketing manager Niksa Martinac and spokesperson Tomislav Pacak were all part of the group travelling to the city.
A number of assailants wearing Hajduk Split apparel approached the delegation and began to verbally and physically intimidate Kovac and his associates.
None of the CFF party were injured, though the vehicle they were travelling in did suffer slight damage.
“We are aware that these hooligans don’t represent Hajduk, the fan group Torcida or the city of Split. We won’t let this affect our organisation of the Croatia – Italy game in Split,” said an official statement from the CFF later on Monday.