Fifa, football's world governing body, are to test an experimental scheme suggested by the legendary French forward Michael Platini where extra assistant referees will be stationed behind each goal. The system, which will be tested next year, was announced yesterday following a meeting between the Fifa president, Sepp Blatter, and a French football federation delegation. Blatter also said that Fifa will consider proposals to allow clubs to make one signing each — a so-called "joker" — outside transfer windows. The experiment with officials behind the goal-lines is now likely to be on trial during the Confederations Cup in France next June. On transfers, the French delegation urged Fifa to adopt the system in use in their league when clubs can sign a joker when the window is closed.
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After retiring from football in , Barthez began a career in motorsport in He joined Marseille in , and won both the French championship and the Champions League at the end of his first season in Marseille, keeping a clean sheet in a 1—0 victory over A. Milan in final of the latter competition.
Please refresh the page and retry. T his summer's transfer window has already been the biggest in English football history. Manchester United and Manchester City have lead the Premier League spending charts so far this month, but a whole host of clubs are expected to get their check books out before the end of the window.