FIFA - Current Affairs Questions and Answers

1)   Which African American woman will assume the role of FIFA Secretary General for the first time?

a. Datma Samoura
b. Fatma Samoura
c. Fatima Samoura
d. Fatimah Samourah
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Fatma Samoura

54 year old Fatma Samoura will assume the role of FIFA general secretary before mid June after undergoing an eligibility check

She is currently

  • Decision was taken by FIFA President Gianni Infantino at the 66th FIFA Congress in Mexico City.
  • She is currently UN’s Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Nigeria.
  • She is fluent in French, English, Spanish and Italian.

2)   Who has been banned for 8 years from all football related activities on national and international level?

a. Sepp Blatter
b. Michell Platini
c. Fazio Fabiani
d. Both a and b
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Both a and b

Adjudicatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee on 21st December 2015 banned FIFA president Sepp Blatter and Vice President Michel Platini for 8 years from football associated activities at national or international level. Ban came into force with immediate effect. Both officials have also been fined USD 40,000 and 80,0000 respectively.

The Ethics Committee was chaired by Hans-Joachim Eckert. The ban was made in the wake of payment of 20 lakh Swiss Francs which was transferred to Platini by Blatter in February 2011.

3)   FIFA has signed an 8 year partnership with which company for the Club World Cup indicating the vast marketing potential of China?

a. Alibaba E-Auto
b. Alibaba E-Commerce
c. Baidu
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Alibaba E-Auto

The deal has been signed for the Club World Cup reflecting the massive marketing potential of China. Marketing director Thierry Weil made the announcement regarding the deal with the car manufacturing brand of the popular e-commerce major. The Club World Cup features the leading clubs from FIFA’s six continental confederations.

4)   The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the governing body of association football, futsal and beach football, on 8 October 2015  suspended which office bearers provisionally?

a. Sepp Ballter
b. Jerome Valcke
c. Michel Platini
d. All of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: All of the above

FIFA provisionally suspended its president Sepp Blatter, secretary general Jerome Valcke and vice-president Michel Platini for 90 days. The ethics committee handed out the punishment following allegations of corruption against the three. FIFA also banned ex vice president Chung Mong-joon for 6 years.Issa Hayatou, head of Africa's football confederation CAF will act as the interim FIFA president during Blatter's ban. Blatter was the 8th president of FIFA. FBI and IRS-CI are currently investigating cause of corruption against him in scrutiny of collusion between officials of continental football bodies CONMEBOL (South America) and CONCACAF and sports marketing executives.

5)   What is the position of India in the latest FIFA rankings?

a. 51
b. 68
c. 96
d. 156
Answer  Explanation 


India has dropped a whopping 15 places to languish at the 156th position in the latest FIFA rankings. India went down in the rankings following two consecutive defeats in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Oman and Guam last month.