Football News | US sports journalist Grant Wahl dies in Qatar during World Cup2022-12-10 15:31
American sports journalist Grant Wahl, who covered the World Cup, died Friday in Qatar, according to NPR and U.S. Soccer .
"NPR can confirm the death of veteran football sports journalist Grant Wahl . He died today in Doha, Qatar while covering the Argentina - Netherlands World Cup quarterfinals, " an NPR reporter tweeted late Friday . " We are deeply saddened to learn that we have lost Grant Warr , " the U.S. Soccer Association said .
Val , a former Sports Illustrated reporter who now writes on Substack , said last month that he was briefly detained while trying to enter Qatar's World Cup stadium wearing a rainbow shirt supporting the LGBTQ community, a country of the same sex. Relationships are illegal.
He said in late November that World Cup security refused to let him into the United States' opener against Wales at the Ahmed Ben Ali Stadium and asked him to take off his jersey.
He also tweeted about the Netherlands-Argentina match earlier on Friday. His wife responded to the US Soccer Association statement on Twitter, saying she was " completely shocked " .
Following the news, details about his death were not fully known.
The State Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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