This was made known by Yiting Cao, International Volleyball Federation Volleyball Department Project Manager.
Pele, who has been hospitalised while being treated for a respiratory infection, posted his message on Instagram.
The two teams could not be separated at the end of 90 minutes, but Neymar struck for Tite’s side in stoppage time at the end of the first half of extra-time to send the South American nation ahead.
Daizen Maeda gave Japan a half-time lead and Ivan Perisic headed home an equaliser for the 2018 runners-up before goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic saved three of four penalties as Croatia won the shoot-out 3-1.
This followed the conclusion of group stage matches in the tournament being hosted by Qatar with spectacular upsets.
Belgium needed to win the match in order to book a spot in the round of 16 knockout stage.
The win moved Croatia to a point away from the last 16 and dashed their opponents’ knockout-stage hopes.
Croatia, the 2018 World Cup runners-up, jumped above Russia to top the standings on 23 points from 10 games, one more than the second-placed Russians who will head into the March play-offs.
The Croatians hit the woodwork three times in the first half in Trnava and Slovakia keeper Martin Dubravka pulled off several good saves
A migrant died after a van smuggling her and 11 others through Croatia crashed into a river during a police chase early on Sunday.
Croatia defender Dejan Lovren has been banned for one international match over comments he made on social media about opponents Spain following his side’s 3-2 Nations League win in November.
A record audience of more than 3.5 billion people watched this year’s World Cup in Russia, with the final between France and Croatia attracting 1.12 billion viewers, world soccer’s governing body said on Friday.
Marin Cilic clinched for Croatia their second Davis Cup title by crushing France’s Lucas Pouille 7-6(3) 6-3 6-3 to give his side a decisive 3-1 lead in an historic final.
Ivan Rakitic will miss Croatia’s crunch Nations League clash against England on Sunday with injury, manager Zlatko Dalic has confirmed.
Tottenham Hotspur full-back, Kieran Trippier, has withdrawn from the England squad for matches against the United States and Croatia due to a groin injury, the Football Association said on Tuesday.
Portugal captain, Cristiano Ronaldo, has been left out of the squad for this month’s matches against Poland and Scotland, the Portuguese Football Federation announced on Thursday.
An email to Reuters by the Zagreb municipal criminal court said it rejected the charge, made by the Croatia state attorney in March, but gave no explanation for its ruling.
Modrić picked up this latest accolade on stage in Monaco during the 2018/19 group stage draw.
Croatia’s 2018 FIFA World Cup left-back Ivan Strinic has been ordered to avoid any sporting activity after being diagnosed with a heart condition, his club AC Milan said on Saturday.
The Bianconeri man scored in both the semi-final and final, but his side were beaten 4-2 by France in Moscow.