1938: The first Asian nation at the World Cup. The Indonesian team, prior to independence in 1945 (as the Dutch East Indies). Indonesia was 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. Mexico becomes the first country to host three men's World Cups and its Estadio Azteca, should it be selected, will become the first stadium to stage three World Cup tournaments. List of hosts 1930 FIFA World Cup Bids : Hungary Italy Netherlands Spain Sweden Uruguay If you were asked to name the first Asian country to qualify for
a FIFA World Cup™, Korea Republic might be the first team to spring to mind. That would be incorrect, however,
as the... South Korea is by far the best-performing Asian nation on the World Cup stage in history and this year in Qatar they are seen as one of the strongest nations going into the tournament yet... Mar 2, 2023 · Dutch East Indies, which later become the independent
nation of Indonesia, were the first Asian country to participate in a FIFA World Cup in 1938 Dutch East Indies lost to Hungary 6-0...