The Indonesia national football team represents Indonesia in international football. It is controlled by the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI). It is a member of Asian Football Confederation. Prior to independence in 1945, the team competed as the Dutch East Indies national football team. Under this name, Indonesia was the first Asian team to participate in the World Cup when they qualified to the 1938 tournament in France. They were knocked out by Hungary in the first round and have not qualified for the World Cup since.
Their only Olympic appearance was in 1956 in Melbourne, where they held eventual gold medalist Soviet Union to a 0–0 draw, but lost 0–4 in the replay match. They qualified to the AFC Asian Cup four times but have never progressed beyond the group stage. Indonesia's best performance in Asia was at the 1958 Asian Games in Tokyo, when they got the bronze medal. They have reached the ASEAN Football Championship final four times but have never won the tournament.
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