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he success of the Olympic Foot-

ball Tournament intensified FlFA’s

wish for its own world champion-

ship. Questionnaires were sent to the

affiliated associations, asking wheth-

er they agreed to the organisation of

a tournament and under what condi-

tions. A special committee examined

the question, with President Jules

Rimet the driving force. He was

aided by the untiring Sec-

retary of the French

Football Federa-

tion, Henri De-


Following a re-

markable proposal

by the Executive

Committee, the



in Amsterdam on

28 May 1928 de-

cided to stage a

world champion-

ship organised by