FIFA reject Barthez transfer appeal

December 9, 2003
PARIS, Dec 9 (Reuters) - Olympique Marseille are resigned to waiting until January for Fabien Barthez to play Ligue 1 soccer after FIFA said it would not allow the loan of the Manchester United goalkeeper before the transfer window reopens. World soccer's governing body ruled in October that an exception would not be made so that the France keeper, who has yet to play for United this season, could move to Marseille. The French club appealed but FIFA turned down the appeal on Tuesday. Marseille ...

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