Indonesia at the FIFA World Cup

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This is a record of Indonesia's results at the FIFA World Cup. The FIFA World Cup, sometimes called the Football World Cup or the Soccer World Cup, but usually referred to simply as the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the first tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946, due to World War II.

The tournament consists of two parts, the qualification phase and the final phase (officially called the World Cup Finals). The qualification phase, which currently take place over the three years preceding the Finals, is used to determine which teams qualify for the Finals. The current format of the Finals involves 32 teams competing for the title, at venues within the host nation (or nations) over a period of about a month. The World Cup Finals is the most widely viewed sporting event in the world, with an estimated 715.1 million people watching the 2006 tournament final.[1]

The Indonesian national football team has only participated once in the FIFA World Cup, which is the 1938 World Cup in France, under the name Dutch East Indies. Although they are now independent from the Netherlands and has changed their name to Indonesia, FIFA considers them as the successor team of Dutch East Indies. The Indies played Hungary in their first game ever, losing 6-0. The straight knockout format used at the time made it the only game ever played by the Indonesians. Thus, Indonesia holds the FIFA World Cup record as the only team with the fewest matches played (1) and one of the teams with the fewest goals scored (0).

In 1958, the team tasted their first World Cup action as Indonesia in the qualifying rounds. They got past China in the first round, but subsequently refused to play their next opponents Israel. The team suffered a long hiatus from FIFA World Cup since 1958 due to an unfavourable political situation - both internally and externally. It was only in 1974 that Indonesia returned to the fold.

History[edit]

FIFA World Cup record[edit]

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup
Qualification record
Hosts / Year Result Position GP W D L GS GA GP W D L GS GA
Uruguay 1930 Did not participate
Italy 1934
France 1938 Round 1 (as Dutch East Indies) 15 1 0 0 1 0 6
Brazil 1950 Withdrew during qualifying 2 0 1 1 3 7
Switzerland 1954 Did not participate
Sweden 1958 Withdrew during qualifying 2 1 0 1 5 4
Chile 1962 2 0 0 2 1 4
England 1966 Did not participate
Mexico 1970
West Germany 1974 Did not qualify 6 1 2 3 6 13
Argentina 1978 4 2 2 0 9 5
Spain 1982 8 2 2 4 5 14
Mexico 1986 6 4 1 1 8 4
Italy 1990 6 1 3 2 5 10
United States 1994 8 1 0 7 6 19
France 1998 6 1 4 1 11 6
South KoreaJapan 2002 6 4 0 2 16 7
Germany 2006 6 2 1 3 8 12
South Africa 2010 2 0 0 2 1 11
Brazil 2014 8 1 1 6 8 32
Russia 2018 Withdrew due to FIFA suspension - - - - - -
Total 1/20 Round 1 1 0 0 1 0 6 66 17 15 34 100 137

Dutch East Indies at the 1938 FIFA World Cup[edit]


Hungary v Dutch East Indies[edit]

5 June 1938
17:00 WEST (UTC+01)
Hungary  6 - 0  Dutch East Indies
Kohut Goal 14'
Toldi Goal 16'
Sárosi Goal 25'88'
Zsengellér Goal 30'67'
Report
Vélodrome Municipal, Reims
Attendance: ~8,000
Referee: Roger Conrié (France)
Hungary
Dutch East Indies
Hungary
HUNGARY:
GK József Háda
DF Lajos Korányi
DF Sándor Bíró
MF József Turay
MF Gyula Lázár
MF István Balogh
FW Géza Toldi
FW György Sárosi (c)
FW Ferenc Sas
FW Gyula Zsengellér
FW Vilmos Kohut
Manager:
Hungary Károly Dietz and Alfréd Schaffer
Dutch East Indies
DUTCH EAST INDIES:
GK Mo Heng Tan
DF Frans Hu Kon
DF Jack Samuels
MF Achmad Nawir (c)
MF Frans Meeng
MF Sutan Anwar
FW The Hong Djien
FW Isaak Pattiwael
FW Hans Taihuttu
FW Suvarte Soedarmadji
FW Henk Zomers
Manager:
Netherlands Johannes van Mastenbroek

Man of the Match:

Assistant referees:
France Charles de la Salle
West Germany Karl Weingartner

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006 FIFA World Cup TV Coverage Archived 2007-06-14 at the Wayback Machine. (PDF), FIFA.com. Retrieved on June 6, 2007.