The teams asked for a reduction of the number of participants in the 1a Divisione. Vittorio Pozzo, the Italian football coach, developed a plan to accommodate the team's requests but, after a vote, the plan did not pass: the smaller clubs feared that they would disappear if such a reduction was introduced.
This led to the creation of a new Italian football federation, the C.C.I. (Confederazione Calcistica Italiana), that organized a championship concurrent to the FIGC's one.
This separation lasted only one season and, the following Summer, FIGC accepted the need to reduce the number of participants and recognized this championship as official.