News ID: 109979
Publish Date : 10 December 2022 - 21:44

Soccer Journalist Grant Wahl Dies in Qatar While Covering World Cup

DOHA (AP) - Award-winning sportswriter Grant Wahl, best known for his work with Sports Illustrated and Fox Soccer, died after collapsing in the media tribune at Friday’s Argentina-Netherlands World Cup game, U.S. Soccer announced. He was 48.
Paramedics treated Wahl for approximately 30 minutes after his collapse before removing him from the stadium on a stretcher. He was later pronounced dead Saturday morning at a Qatari hospital.
The cause of death is unknown. In a statement, U.S. Soccer called Wahl’s work “insightful and entertaining” and praised his devotion to the sport.
Wahl, who was covering his eighth World Cup, wrote Monday on his website that he had visited a medical clinic while in Qatar.