american journalist Grant carrier48-year-old died during qatar world cup 2022 covering the match between Argentina and Netherlands for the quarterfinals. his brother claims would have been killed.
famous journalist hurt collapse in the closing stages of the match Before the penalty shootout was played at Lusail Stadium.
“A stunningly designed set piece from the Netherlands round“, was the last message Wahl wrote on his Twitter account Over 850,000 followers.
Simply an incredibly designed set-piece goal by the Netherlands.
– Subscribe to GrantWahl.com (@GrantWahl)
December 9, 2022
Wahl’s death broke out Shock in the world of football Since it had an important role during its coverage.
before debut usa vs wales In Ahmed Bin Ali StadiumThe journalist was arrested for wearing a rainbow colored shirt in support of the LGBTIQ+ community.
his brother, EricPosted a video on his official Instagram account and raised doubts about the cause of his death.
“I’m Eric, Grant’s brother, and I’m gay. So he showed me the shirt. He told me he got death threats. I don’t think my brother died, I think he did.” he condemned in tears.
From Supreme Committee for Organization and Heritage of Qatar reported that Wahl was “Fell ill in the press box of Lusail Stadium during this Friday’s quarter-final match between Argentina and the Netherlands”.
They said that “Received emergency medical treatment immediately at the scene.” And that care “continued when he was transferred by ambulance to Hamad General Hospital.”
Finally, they confirmed to the local organization that they “It is in contact with the US Embassy and relevant local authorities to ensure that the process of repatriating the body is in accordance with the wishes of the family.”
Last Monday, through his blog, Wahl had told that he later had bronchitis. “Three weeks of little sleep, high stress and a lot of work.”
FIFA President, Gianni InfantinoThis was expressed on Saturday through an official statement on Wahl’s death.
“It is with disbelief and extreme sadness that I learned of the passing of renowned sports journalist Grant Wahl while reporting on the quarter-final match of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.Infantino said.
“Just a few days ago, Grant was honored by FIFA and AIPS for his contribution to the coverage of eight consecutive FIFA World Cups.“, recalled the president, referring to the act in which Argentina also participated. Enrique Macaya Marquez.
United States Football Association He also published a heartfelt message for the sacked sports journalist.
“The entire US Soccer family is heartbroken (…) Grant’s belief in the power of sport to advance human rights was and will continue to be an inspiration to all,” Highlighted a part of the text of the federation.
for his part, celine gounder, The reporter’s wife published a post in which she thanked her husband for the support he received before his departure. “I am so grateful for the support of my husband Grant Wahl’s football family and so many friends who have reached out tonight. I am in complete shock.” wrote.