FIFA follows Lionel Messi to Miami and opens a brand new Florida office to help 2026 World Cup preparations… and the job ads are already online!
- Soccer’s world governing body is already hiring for three roles in its new office
- FIFA’s latest move comes jut weeks after Messi signed with Inter Miami, of MLS
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FIFA is on the verge of opening a brand-new office in Miami after finalizing a lease in The Magic City, according to local reports, as soccer’s world governing body follows in Lionel Messi‘s footsteps.
The 60,000 square-foot office space is located in the lavish suburb of Coral Gables and inside the same building as HBO‘s workplace at 396 Alhambra Circle.
What’s more, is that FIFA’s new office will be just six blocks away from Miracle Mile, an upscale shopping center that also provides entertainment and has restaurants.
FIFA’s latest move comes three years before the start of the 2026 World Cup in the US, Canada and Mexico, and just weeks after Messi – a seven-time Ballon d’Or winner – completed his free transfer to Inter Miami, of the MLS.
‘As part of ongoing preparations for the FIFA World Cup 2026, set to be the largest and most exciting sporting event in the world, FIFA has opened an office in Miami,’ a FIFA spokesperson told World Soccer Talk.
Street view of the area reported to be FIFA’s next office: 396 Alhambra Circle in Coral Gables
FIFA’s latest move shows that soccer’s world governing body is preparing for 2026 World Cup
FIFA is said to be hiring a payroll manager, security officer and accountant for its Miami office
The world’s governing body for soccer is wasting no time to recruit for its next major international tournament by already posting employment listings for workers who’ll be based in the new office.
Positions include an accountant, payroll manager and a safety/security officer.
DailyMail.com has reached out to FIFA for comment.
Soccer is on the rise in the US, especially in Miami, since Messi’s arrival last month in South Florida. Miami is also home to former England captain and one of two Inter Miami co-owners, David Beckham.
Seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi currently plays for David Beckham’s Inter Miami
Miami is also a popular vacation spot for several soccer stars including Neymar and Paul Pogba
Miami is also one of the host cities of the 2026 FIFA World Cup, which will be the first tournament of its kind to include 48 teams, an expansion by 16 compared with the previous seven tournaments.
AFA, the national soccer association for Argentina, is also building an official training facility in the city after starting construction in April, according to The Athletic.
Many soccer stars also go on vacation to Miami, including Neymar, Vinicius Jr and Paul Pogba, who were all spotted in The Magic City this summer.
Last month, A YouGov online survey of professional soccer fans from across the U.S. showed that 10 percent of those polled wanted the final of the 2026 World Cup to be played in Miami.
New York/ New Jersey came in first place at 21 percent, followed by Los Angeles with 17 percent.