US sports journalist Grant Wahl dies while covering World Cup in Qatar

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Published: 2022-12-10 15:02

Last Updated: 2023-11-17 05:51


US sports journalist Grant Wahl dies while covering World Cup in Qatar
US sports journalist Grant Wahl dies while covering World Cup in Qatar

Prominent American sports journalist Grant Wahl, 48, died suddenly while covering a match at the World Cup in Qatar on Friday, according to CNN.

Wahl collapsed as extra time began during the Argentina-Netherlands game on Friday night.

Organizers at Qatar’s World Cup said Saturday that he “fell ill” in the press area. Wahl received “immediate medical treatment on site,” and was transferred to Hamad General Hospital, an official said.

The circumstances around his death are still not clear.

The US Soccer Foundation said on Twitter, “Our U.S. Soccer Foundation team is devastated to learn of the passing of longtime friend Grant Wahl.”