Team Europe

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The term Team Europe is used in a number of sports to designate a unified team of European countries in several sports competitions. Whilst neither the European Union nor the Council of Europe are countries themselves, European teams have been formed to compete in several international competitions. The most famous of these is the Ryder Cup in golf which sees a European team play against a team from the USA in even-numbered years. In football, a selection of European footballers play occasionally for charity games and anniversary games in the Europe XI team.

Examples of competitions featuring a European team[edit]

"Team Europe" is the official designation of the team representing Europe in several international competitions

Europe vs. USA[edit]

Europe vs. Asia[edit]

  • EurAsia Cup — Biennial men's professional golf event
  • Royal Trophy — Defunct men's professional golf event from 2006 to 2013, replaced by the EurAsia Cup.
  • Bonallack Trophy — Biennial men's amateur golf event (Team Europe vs. Team Asia/Pacific)
  • Euro-Asia Cup — Table tennis


Note that in the above sports there also exist national teams taking part in other competitions.

Junior Events[edit]

Competitions featuring a Europe team[edit]

Competition Team Sport Contributing regions Notes References
2016 World Cup of Hockey WCH2016 Ice hockey All of Europe except: The 2016 World Cup of Hockey included eight teams: the so-called "Big Six" nations of ( Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Sweden, and the  United States), a team of 23-and-under North American players, and Team Europe which is made up of European players from non-represented countries, with representation from Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland.
2016 ISU Team Challenge Cup Figure skating The inaugural ISU Team Challenge Cup features Team Europe against Team North America and Team Asia [1]
2015 Peachtree Cup Road running The inaugural Peachtree Cup, part of the Peachtree Road Race 2015 competition, featured Team Europe against Team USA, Team Africa, Team Asia. [2][3][4]
2014 World Ladies Championship Goodwill Cup Golf The inaugural World Ladies Championship Goodwill Cup featured Team Europe versus Team Asia. The Goodwill Cup large team championship was played as part of the World Ladies Championship. [5][6]
EurAsia Cup Golf The EurAsia Cup features Team Europe versus Team Asia. [7]
Euro-Asia Cup Ping pong The Euro-Asia Cup features Team Europe versus Team Asia.
Continental Cup of Curling Curling all Europe Team Europe or Team World against Team North America
Note that in the above sports there also exist national teams taking part in other competitions


  1. ^ Philip Hersh (25 October 2015). "Skate second comings: Max Aaron as Elvis Stojko, Jason Brown as Paul Wylie?". Chicago Tribune. 
  2. ^ Associated Press (4 July 2015). "Team Africa wins Peachtree Cup at AJC Peachtree Road Race". WRDW-TV-12-Agusta News. 
  3. ^ Peter Gambaccini (18 March 2015). "Peachtree Road Race Adds Elite Team Competition". Runner's World. 
  4. ^ "Team USA is Strong, But Team Africa Prevails in Peachtree Cup". Atlanta Track Club. 4 July 2015. 
  5. ^ CLPGA Tour (5 March 2014). "Team Asia Wins Inaugural Goodwill Trophy". China LPGA. 
  6. ^ Mission Hills Group. "Team Asia Wins First Goodwill Trophy". Mission Hills World Ladies Championship. 
  7. ^ Lim Teik Huat (28 September 2015). "Get ready for another Europe-Asia showdown". The Star (Kuala Lumpur). 

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