KBC 14: Officiating in which match made K Shankar the first Indian to officiate in a FIFA Football World Cup?
Answer: Croatia vs Mexico
Komaleeswaran Sankar is the name, and he is the only Indian to date to have officiated in a World Cup, something that many would consider a pipe dream. Sankar, a Chennai native, served as an assistant referee in the 2002 edition, which was co-hosted by Japan and Korea. His assignment was in Japan, where he officiated three matches: Croatia vs. Mexico, Belgium vs. Russia, and Belgium vs. Tunisia.