FIFA Football Agent Exam Mock Test Practice Questions (part 8)

Introduction

On the 22nd of May 2024, the next cohort of candidates will sit the third edition of the FIFA Football Agent Exam since its reintroduction in 2023. As part of our courses on how to pass the exam and as further guidance for How to Become a Football Agent, we have decided to create several blogs which take the form of mock practice exams to help you prepare by testing your knowledge and answering some questions in the same style as the real thing. 

Before attempting this mock exam we’d also recommend reading our top 10 tips for passing the FIFA Football Agent Exam and applying some of these key tips such as ensuring you read the questions properly and using the process of elimination if you don’t immediately know the answer. You should also have done a substantial amount of reading of the study materials, and other learning time, particularly spent understanding the most essential topics. You will notice that the hyperlinks on some of the questions in this mock exam will link you to other useful resources on the topics being asked about. If you get stuck, these should help!

Mock Exam

  1. Which parties must pass a Compliance Assessment by the FIFA Clearing House before a transaction can be processed? Select one or more:
    1. a. The engaging club
    2. b. All of the answers listed
    3. c. The releasing club
    4. d. The training clubs

 

2. What are the possible consequences for a club that fails to pay the relevant amounts as ordered by the Football Tribunal? Select one or more:

    1. a. A reprimand
    2. b. A ban from registering any new players, whether nationally or internationally
    3. c. A fine imposed by the Football Tribunal
    4. d. A suspension from participating in tournaments 

 

3. Harry accepts to join FC Chilli in Uruguay and is about to move there from New Zealand. He asks Steve, his Football Agent, to finalise the contract formalities with FC Chilli and to support him and his family in moving from New Zealand to Uruguay. Once he completes the transfer and finalises the contract for Harry, what are the possible options for Steve? Select one or more:

    1. a. To secure an apartment and car for Harry on the Uruguayan market without any charge for his services
    2. b. To secure an apartment and car for Harry on the Uruguayan market and charge a consultation fee to Harry under a separate agreement
    3. c. None of the answers listed
    4. d. To ask FIFA to ensure a minimum level of accommodation for Harry in a foreign country

 

4. Which of the following statements is true in the event that a player is sanctioned with a fine of CHF 10,000 by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee? Select one:

    1. a. Players cannot appeal against sanctions imposed on them 
    2. b. The player can choose whether to appeal before the FIFA Appeal Committee or the Court of Arbitration for Sport
    3. c. The player can lodge an appeal before the FIFA Appeal Committee
    4. d. The player can lodge an appeal before the FIFA Football Tribunal

 

5. When an Engaging Entity is paying the service fee on behalf of an Individual, which of the following do not apply? Select one or more:

    1. a. The service fee may be deducted from an individual’s Remuneration
    2. b. The Individual must be a player
    3. c. The negotiated annual Remuneration must be below or equal to USD 200,000
    4. d. A Representation Agreement between the Individual and a Football Agent is not required

 

6. Two consecutive transfers, whether national or international, of the same player connected to one other and that take place within 16 weeks. Select one:

    1. a. may not be considered to be a bridge transfer if the bridge club is affiliated to the same association as the other clubs involved
    2. b. are presumed to be a bridge transfer, unless the clubs and player involved demonstrate the contrary
    3. c. are considered to be a third-party ownership agreement
    4. d. are always considered to be a bridge transfer

 

7. A player who was born in Italy in 2006 and has played in an official competition for the Italian U18 national team now wishes to play for Belgium. The player’s maternal grandfather was born in Belgium, and the player has today been granted Belgian nationality. Which of the following statements apply in the context of the FIFA Regulations Governing the Application of the Statutes (RGAS)? Select one or more:

    1. a. The player fulfils the exception under article 9 paragraph 2 c) of the RGAS
    2. b. The player is currently tied to the Italian sporting nationality
    3. c. The player fulfils the exception under article 9 paragraph 2 b) of the RGAS
    4. d. As the player fulfils the condition of article 7 paragraph 1 c) of the RGAS, he can play for Belgium without any further steps

 

8. What can a party do upon receiving notification from the FIFA general secretariat of a final Electronic Player Passport (EPP)? Select one or more:

    1. a. Consider that the registration information contained in the first final EPP of a player will, in principle, be binding on any future final EPP
    2. b. Appeal the final EPP in front of the Court of Arbitration for Sport
    3. c. Appeal the final EPP in front of the FIFA Appeal Committee
    4. d. None of the answers listed

 

9. When is the approval of the Football Tribunal needed for the registration of a minor player? Select one:

    1. a. Only when the move of the player’s parents is linked to football
    2. b. For the first registration of a minor player that is a national of the country where the association at which the player wishes to register is domiciled
    3. c. For the international transfer of a minor player within the European Union
    4. d. For all international transfers of a minor player, regardless of their age

 

10. Which parties can exert influence on a club in the meaning of article 18bis of the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (RSTP)? Select one:

    1. a. Any third parties and the counter club(s) can exert influence on a club in the meaning of article 18bis of the RSTP
    2. b. Only Football Agents can exert influence on a club in the meaning of article 18bis of the RSTP
    3. c. Only third parties can exert influence on a club in the meaning of article 18bis of the RSTP
    4. d. Only clubs can exert influence on another club in the meaning of article 18bis of the RSTP

 

11. May a player enter into an agreement by means of which they are entitled to a percentage of the transfer fee paid for a future transfer. Select one:

    1. a. No, because this is a third-party ownership agreement which is prohibited by article 18ter of the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players 
    2. b. Yes, even if the agreement refers to the transfer fee paid for a future transfer of other players
    3. c. Yes, as long as this percentage refers to a transfer fee paid for a future transfer of the player entering the agreement
    4. d. Yes, and the player may then assign this right to their Football Agent

 

12. Does a contractual clause stipulating a sell-on fee breach article 18bis of the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players? Select one:

    1. a. Yes, contractual clauses with sell-on fees always constitute a breach of article 18bis of the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players
    2. b. Only when such a clause imposes an obligation on the counter club that limits the counter club’s independence in employment and transfer-related matters
    3. c. No, contractual clauses with sell-on fees could never lead to a breach of article 18bis of the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players 
    4. d. Yes, sell-on fees are not admissible by FIFA

 

13. Ron is a Football Agent licensed by FIFA who knows that safeguarding means taking proactive action to protect people from harm and abuse and to promote people’s well-being. In his role, Ron always tries to do everything possible to identify and address risks and to prevent any kind of harm or abuse from being committed against the minors that he represents, including physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect, trafficking and exploitation. Ron was recently in touch with the football association and a registered club in his country regarding their safeguarding policies. The football association and club in question said that they did not have any safeguarding policies in place. They also do not have designated safeguarding officers. Ron sees their lack of clear safeguarding policies and procedures as a risk factor for potential abuse and exploitation. What are some of the protective factors against abuse in football? Select one or more:

    1. a. Having clear safeguarding policies and procedures in place that are well known by all staff and volunteers, including children, young people and their families, with a designated contact person
    2. b. Instilling a culture of respect and zero-tolerance towards any form of abuse and exploitation at all levels
    3. c. Centralising all the power with the managers, coaches and Football Agents and granting the players no rights
    4. d. Encouraging child abuse, exploitation and harsh labour

 

14. A player is a student and moves without their parents to another country temporarily for academic reasons in order to undertake an exchange programme. Which requirements must be fulfilled? Select one or more: 

    1. a. The duration of the player’s registration for the new club until they turn 18 or until the end of the academic or school programme may not exceed one year
    2. b. The duration of the player’s registration for the new club until they turn 18 or until the end of the academic or school programme may not exceed two years
    3. c. The player’s new club may only be a purely amateur club
    4. d. The player’s new club may only be an amateur or semi-professional club

 

15. Which entity is entitled to monitor the compliance of the FFAR? Select one:

    1. a. UEFA
    2. b. FIFA general secretariat
    3. c. National courts
    4. d. Court of Arbitration for Sport

 

16. Failure to safeguard…: Select one or more:

    1. a. undermines the growth and integrity of football
    2. b. hurts no one
    3. c. hurts children
    4. d. undermines the integrity of the member association, academy or club

 

17. Who needs to approve a Client to represent themselves in a Transaction? Select one:

    1. a. Football Agent with an exclusive Representation Agreement
    2. b. The association with which the Client was last registered
    3. c. Nobody
    4. d. FIFA

 

18. Select the bodies that form FIFA’s judicial bodies: Select one or more:

    1. a. Ethics Committee
    2. b. Disciplinary Committee
    3. c. Appeal Committee
    4. d. Football Tribunal

 

19. Rosco is a 17-year-old player from Spain doing an academic exchange year in Sweden. Besides his academic education, he wants to play football with Espana Stockholm FC. Article 19 paragraph 2 provides for an exception. In accordance with which provision of article 19 paragraph 2 of the RSTP should Football Sweden submit the application to register Rosco for Espana Stockholm ? Select one:

    1. а. С
    2. b. d
    3. c. a
    4. d. e

 

20. In view of some financial hardship, Debt FC needs some liquidity to pay players‘ salaries and engage new players. For this reason, Debt FC contacts an investment fund, which is available to invest in the club. Which of the following solutions is not permitted by the FIFA regulations? Select one or more:

    1. a. Debt FC assigning any income deriving from ticketing to the investment fund
    2. b. Debt FC assigning any income deriving from merchandising to the investment fund
    3. c. Debt FC assigning any income deriving from broadcasting rights to the investment fund
    4. d. Debt FC selling a percentage of a newly engaged player’s economic rights to the investment fund

Answers

  1. A & D
  2. B
  3. A and B
  4. C
  5. A & D
  6. B
  7. B & C
  8. A and B
  9. C
  10. A
  11. B
  12. A and B
  13. A & C
  14. B
  15. A,C,D
  16. C
  17. A,B,C
  18. D
  19. D

Summary

How did you get on?

This blog has hopefully provided you with some useful practice questions that demonstrate the style of questions and answers that FIFA will use in the exam and has perhaps highlighted key areas that you need to revisit and refine your knowledge of during your preparation for the FIFA Football Agent Exam. We would advise you to engage with as many practice questions as possible on these different documents and to ensure you have good navigation skills to be able to efficiently find each relevant section within the exam. 

For more information on how to become a football agent and to pass the FIFA exam, keep an eye out for our courses and additional resources posted on our social media platforms under the Sports Agent Academy. 

 

by Dr. Erkut Sogut & Jamie Khan

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