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Rewind: The birth of the World Cup, Barca lifting Champions League trophy and much more...

May 28 is a significant date in football history since it was on this day back that the World Cup was born in the FIFA womb and then in Barcelona and AC Milan got to lift the Champions League trophy.

Here are some of the interesting events that took place in soccer history on this day:

1928: The FIFA Congress in Amsterdam, with President Jules Rimet as the driving force, decided to organise and stage its own international football tournament, which came to be known as the World Cup.

Frenchman Jules Rimet (L), head of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) hands over the World Cup trophy to Dr Raul Jude, president of the Uruguayan football association on July 5, 1930 in Montevideo. The trophy was to be presented to the captain of the winning team of the first World Cup, staged in Uruguay from July 13 to July 30. Pic/AFP 

1980: English club Nottingham Forest won their 2nd consecutive European Cup, beating Hamburg 1-0 in the final in Madrid.

1982: Diego Maradona moved from Boca Juniors to Barcelona in football's first £5million transfer.

2002: Second-tier English side Wimbledon were given the green light to relocate to Milton Keynes despite vehement opposition from many of their supporters and the Football Association.

2003: AC Milan won the Champions League, beating Juventus 3-2 on penalties in the final after a goalless draw at Old Trafford.

Milan AC forward Italian Filippo Inzaghi (R) and coach Carlo Ancelotti jubilate after winning the European Champions League Final Match against Juventus at Old Trafford Stadium, 28 May 2003 in ManchesterAC Milan forward Italian Filippo Inzaghi (R) and coach Carlo Ancelotti jubilate after winning the European Champions League Final against Juventus at Old Trafford Stadium on May 28, 2003 in Manchester. Pic/AFP 

2007: Derby won promotion to the English Premier League after beating West Brom 1-0 in the Championship play-off final at Wembley. The promotion was short-lived as the following season saw them being relegated with a record low points total.

2010: Real Madrid and Inter Milan confirmed they had agreed a deal for coach Jose Mourinho to join the Spanish club.

Barcelona's players celebrate with the trophy at the end of the UEFA Champions League final football match FC Barcelona vs. Manchester United, on May 28, 2011 at Wembley stadium in London.Barcelona's players celebrate with the trophy at the end of the UEFA Champions League final football match FC Barcelona vs. Manchester United, on May 28, 2011 at Wembley stadium in London.Barcelona won 3 to 1. Pic/AFP 

2011: Barcelona won the Champions League by beating Manchester United 3-1 in the final at Wembley.

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