FIFA’s new online Transfer Matching System (TMS) became mandatory from Friday 1st October onwards.
Clubs are required to match the details of any international player transactions and upload proof of payment, identification of agents and documents to confirm a player’s new employer.
If the buyer and seller provide differing information, the player can’t change teams. All deals must be concluded before the transfer window closes, and FIFA has created an online clock to end the ambiguities over last-second agreements.
The system will also shut down as soon as the transfer deadline is passed, preventing any confusion over whether paperwork was lodged in time.
Blatter,whose reluctance to mix technology with football is legendary,is seen above asking Platini to explain how the system works to him.
Then he said… “This is a historic moment for football.” and other words to the same effect.