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Ligue 1 set to adopt goal-line technology from next season

France's Ligue 1 will introduce goal-line technology from next season.

The Ligue de Football Professionel (LFP) announced the move on Thursday, though the supplier of the system has yet to be decided upon.

A statement read: "At its meeting of April 16, 2015, the administrative council of the LFP has decided to adopt goal-line technology in Ligue 1 for the 2015-16 season.

"Consultation with the stakeholders concerned will begin in the coming weeks."

The introduction of the system will be funded out of the Ligue 1 coffers.

While the league itself does not yet have access to goal-line technology, broadcasters already do and Canal Plus technology played a part in the recent controversy surrounding Marseille's Dimitri Payet.

Payet was suspended for two games -- subject to appeal -- after aiming expletives at the match officials' dressing room following a goalless draw with Lyon, during which his team-mate Lucas Ocampos' late strike was ruled not to have crossed the line.

Marseille's official Twitter account ran a still photo of the "goal" and when Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas responded that it did not show the ball clearly across the line, OM followed up by posting a goalmouth simulation sourced from Canal Plus.