Prior to the match against Austria Wien, Damir Mišković, Chairman of HNK Rijeka, gave a jersey signed by the players of the Croatian Football Club Rijeka to Mladen Milohnić, President of the White and Blue Island Association (Plavo bijeli otok).
It was a token of affection for the association that assembles the fans from the Kvarner islands. The largest part of the fan base is located on the island of Krk.
The Association was established in May 2017 and on 5 August the Association organised a flare show on the Krk Bridge to commemorate the Rijeka’s Championship anniversary, 30 years of Armada, and Homeland Thanksgiving Day.
The White and Blue Island Association is the logical next chapter of the Rijeka football fairy tale because “all of Krk is white and blue”.