World Cup 2022: American soccer journalist Grant Wahl dies in Qatar

Prominent soccer journalist Grant Wahl,48 dies while covering world cup in Qatar

He collapsed in the press area while covering Friday's Argentina and Netherlands match, a witness told CNN

Mr Wahl was at the quarterfinal match between Argentina and Netherlands in Lusail, north of Doha, when he suffers cardiac arrest

His death was confirmed by the U.S soccer federation in a statement of social media

The entire US soccer family is heartbroken to learn that we have lost Grant Wahl, US soccer said in a statement 

Wahl had covered soccer for more then two decades including 11 world cups, and authored several books on the sports according to his website 

I'm so thankful for the support of my husband @grantwahl's soccer family and so many friends who have reached at tonight, his wife Celine Grounder TWEETED "I, am in complete shock"


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