World Cup 2022: Prominent American journalist Grant Wahl dies while covering the World Cup matches

  • James Gregory
  • BBC

Grant Wahl works in the FIFA Media Center in November

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Grant Wahl works in the FIFA Media Center in November

A prominent American soccer journalist has died while covering the World Cup matches in Qatar.

Grant Wahl, 48, felt tired at the start of extra time in the Argentina-Netherlands match on Friday night. Initial reports indicate that he may have suffered a heart attack, but this has not yet been officially confirmed.

Last month, Wal was briefly detained by Qatari authorities for trying to enter a stadium wearing a rainbow T-shirt, in support of gay rights.

The US Soccer Federation said in a statement that it was “heartbroken” by the news.

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