American sports journalist and soccer analyst dies in Qatar

Grant Wahl,48, died while covering the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. He collapsed at the Lusail Iconic Staidum.

According to reports, he fell back into his seat in the press box as extra time began in the Argentina-Netherlands game.

He was detained by Qatari authorities last month for trying to enter a stadium, wearing a rainbow T-shirt to support LGBTQ.

On the night of the Netherlands-USA,  his apparent chest pain was said to be bronchitis.

Wahl was best known for being a senior writer at Sports Illustrated and correspondent at Fox Sports.

T he US Soccer federation was heartbroken to hear the news. This was the eigth consecutive World Cup he was reporting.

The emergency team at the stadium were quick to respond but they had lost him. He will be missed by all football lovers.

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