The Indonesia national football team (Indonesian: Tim Nasional Sepak Bola Indonesia) represents Indonesia in international association football. This was the first Asian team to participate in the FIFA World Cup, particularly the 1938 edition of the tournament. The 6–0 loss to eventual finalists Hungary in the first round of the tournament in Reims remains the nation’s only appearance in the World Cup. Thus, Indonesia holds the World Cup record as the team with the fewest matches played (1) and one of the teams with the fewest goals scored (0). The team’s only Olympic appearance was in 1956.[8] Indonesian national team qualified for the AFC Asian Cup on four occasions and have never progressed beyond the group stage. Indonesia achieved the bronze medal at the 1958 Asian Games in Tokyo.[8] The team has reached the AFF Championship final ties on five occasions and has never won the tournament. They share a local rivalry with ASEAN teams including the one against Malaysia which is somewhat pertained to cultural and political reasons.


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