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The Indonesia national football team (Indonesian: Tim Nasional Sepak Bola Indonesia) represents Indonesia in international football and it is controlled by the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI). This was the first Asian team to participate in the FIFA World Cup in which for the 1938 tournament after its opponent, Japan, withdrew from the qualification heats. The 6–0 loss to eventual finalists Hungary in the first round of the tournament in Reims, France, 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).

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The team's only Olympic appearance was in 1956 when they held the eventual gold medalists Soviet Union goalless even though they lost 0–4 in the replay. Indonesian national team qualified for the AFC Asian Cup on four occasions, but have never progressed beyond the group stage. Indonesia's best performance in Asia was at the 1958 Asian Games in Tokyo, when it achieved the bronze medal. The team has reached the AFF Championship final ties on five occasions, but has never won the tournament. They share a local rivalry with top ASEAN teams in which, that one against Malaysia is considered fiercest due to cultural and political reasons.

The matches involving sides from the Dutch East Indies (or Netherlands East Indies) were organised by the Nederlandsch Indische Voetbal Bond (NIVB), or its successor, the Nederlandsch Indische Voetbal Unie (NIVU). The matches that were run prior to the nation's independence in 1945 are not recognised by the PSSI.

The first recorded football match that involved a team from the Dutch East Indies was a contest against a Singapore national team on 28 March 1921. The match was played in Batavia and the Dutch East Indies won with a final score of 1–0. This was followed by matches against an Australian XI in August 1928 (2–1 victory) and a team from Shanghai two years later (4–4 draw).

In 1934, a team from Java represented the Dutch East Indies in the Far Eastern Games that was played in Manila, Philippines. Despite defeating the Japanese, 7–1, in its first match,[6] the next two matches ended in defeats (2–0 to the China national team and 3–2 to the host nation) resulting in a second-place tournament finish for the Java national team. Although not recognised by PSSI, these matches are treated by the World Football Elo ratings as the first matches involving the Indonesian national side.

The Dutch East Indies were the first Asian team to participate in the FIFA World Cup, when the team qualified for the 1938 tournament after its opponent, Japan, withdrew from the qualification heats. The 6–0 loss to the Hungary football team, in the first round of the tournament in Reims, remains the nation's only appearance in the World Cup.

After the Second World War, followed by the Indonesian Revolution, a highlight of the football history of independent Indonesia occurred at the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. The team forced the Soviet Union to a nil-all draw, but lost 0–4 in the replay match.[5] This remains the country's only appearance in the Olympics.

In 1958, the team tasted its first World Cup action as Indonesia in the qualifying rounds. The team defeated China in the first round, but subsequently refused to play its next opponents, the Israel national team, for political reasons.

Indonesian won the bronze medal at the 1958 Asian Games where it beat the India national team, 4–1, in the third-place match. The team also drew, 2–2, with the East Germany in a friendly match.

The Indonesian team lifted the Merdeka Tournament trophy on three occasions (1961, 1962 and 1969). Indonesia were also champions of the 1968 King's Cup.

Indonesia returned to World Cup qualification competition in 1974; however, the team was eliminated in the first round, with only one win, from six matches, against the New Zealand national team. During the 1978 qualification heats, the Indonesian team only won a single match, out of four matches, against host team, Singapore. Four years later, in 1982, Indonesia recorded two victories in qualifying matches, against Chinese Taipei and Australia.

The 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification round saw the Indonesia advanced from the first round with four wins, one draw and one loss, eventually finishing at the top of its group. However, South Korea emerged victorious over the Indonesians in the second round.

The team also reached the semi-final of the 1986 Asian Games after beating the United Arab Emirates in the quarter-finals; but the Indonesians then lost to hosts South Korea in the semi-finals. The Indonesian team also lost to Kuwait, 5–0, in the bronze medal match.

A milestone during this era was the gold medal victory at the Southeast Asian Games in both 1987 and 1991. In 1987, the Indonesians beat Malaysia, 1–0; while in 1991, the team beat the Thailand, 4–3, in a penalty shoot-out.

In the 1990 qualification, the Indonesian team lost in the first round, with only one win against Hong Kong, three draws and two defeats.[5] The team also only managed a single victory against the Vietnam in the 1994 qualification round.[5] By the same time, however, Indonesia began to assemble a squad that would become the country's first golden generation in Indonesian football, which would reach its zenith from the late 1990s to 2010s.

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