But let's move on to the actual history. We start with the story of FIFA's founding in 1904. No time is wasted in actually introducing us to the European founders; we simply see them being dismissed by a cartoonishly haughty lord, the head of the English Football Association. The Europeans go home, establish their Federation, and fume about how they won't be ignored by the Brits, no matter how many years it takes. You'd never guess that England's FA actually joined FIFA in 1905.