By: Anand Kumar

Dec. 10, 2022

Grant Wahl Journalist Dies In Qatar World Cup 2022

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Grant Wahl, a prominent football journalist from the United States, died while covering the World Cup in Qatar.

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Wahl, 48, collapsed as extra time began in Friday night's Argentina-Netherlands game.

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Initial reports suggest that he may have suffered a heart attack, but it is yet to be officially confirmed.

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Last month, Wahl was briefly detained by Qatari authorities for trying to enter a stadium wearing a rainbow shirt.

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In a tweet, Wahl's wife said she was in "complete shock", adding that she was "so grateful" for the support she had received from friends.

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Mr. Wahl celebrated his 48th birthday with friends in Qatar on Thursday, the day before his collapse.

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He informed that he was unwell for the last 10 days and was taking a course of antibiotics for suspected bronchitis.

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FIFA President Gianni Infantino said Wahl's love of football was greatly missed by all who followed the global game.

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