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Qatar 2022: football Journalist Grant Wahl dies while covering Argentina vs Netherlands game



According to DW, Grant Wahl, an American soccer journalist known for his opposition to hosting the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, has died while covering a match in Doha. He was 48.

Wahl reportedly collapsed in the press box while covering the Argentina-Netherlands match at Lusail Stadium on Friday.

Paramedics performed CPR at the scene before taking him away on a stretcher.

The US State Department said it has been “in close communication” with his family and with Qatari officials.

‘My brother was healthy’
Wahl made international headlines in November when he was denied entry to the United States’ first match in Qatar because he was wearing a rainbow shirt in support of the LGBT community.

The journalist’s brother Eric Wahl, who is gay, said he suspects foul play.

“I’m the reason he wore the rainbow shirt to the World Cup,” he said in a video posted to Instagram shortly after his brother’s death.

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