Country Info

  • The Rest of Europe

  • Union des Associations Europ√©ennes de Football

  • Founded: 1954

  • Federation: UEFA

  • England played two games against a 'Rest of Europe' Select XI once in 1938 and again 1953. Both were to celebrate FA anniversaries. The first it's 75th and the second it's 90th.
    In 2001, FIFA, abiters of everything and answerable to no-one, took the remarkable steps to cleansing the international footballing world of undesirable inconsistancies. Football eugenics, as it were. Only matches against other 'recognised' FIFA affiliated countries could be counted as full internationals and this rationale was retropespectively applied to all international matches ever. The two matches against the Rest of Europe and one against the Rest of the World were scrubbed from history and remain officially unoffical. So as not to delete any personal records of players they confusingly allowed caps and goals to stand.
    The Football Association doesn't agree with any of this and continue to classify the three games as official. So do we.

Head to head

    • Type
    • Played
    • Won
    • Drawn
    • Lost
    • For
    • Against
    • Friendly
    • 2
    • 1
    • 1
    • 0
    • 7
    • 4
    • Competitive Matches
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • Home
    • 2
    • 1
    • 1
    • 0
    • 7
    • 4
    • Total
    • 2
    • 1
    • 1
    • 0
    • 7
    • 4