American journalist Grant Wahl collapsed on Friday at the age of 48. According to the reports, Grant Wahl died due to heart attack. This was when Argentina and the Netherlands entered extra time as the World Cup quarterfinals match was going on. During last month, Grant Wahl was detained from entering the Qatar stadium . This was when he was wearing a rainbow t-shirt supporting the LGBT community.
“Heartbroken by the news. Fans of soccer and journalism of the highest quality knew we could always count on Grant to deliver insightful and entertaining stories about our game, and its major protagonists.”, the US Soccer Federation said in a statement.
Grant Wahl was unwell for ten days, he probably have bronchitis
Céline Gounder, Grant Wahl’s wife, expressed her shock in a tweet. She showed her gratitude towards friends and wrote that she was extremely overwhelmed. Reportedly, Grant Wahl was unwell for ten days. He wrote that , “My body finally broke down on me. What had been a cold over the last 10 days turned into something more severe on the night of the USA-Netherlands game, and I could feel my upper chest take on a new level of pressure and discomfort. I didn’t have Covid (I test regularly here), but I went into the medical clinic and the main media center today, and they said I probably have bronchitis.”
The president of FIFA praised Wahl’s immense love for the game
The president of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, praised Grant Wahl’s immense love for the game. He stated that his reporting would be missed by everyone who follows the global competition. also read:-Human Rights Day 2022 observed for fundamental rights entitled to people globally
Also, Numerous UK journalists have also paid tribute to Grant Wahl. Grant was in Qatar to cover his seventh FIFA World Cup. He was known for his fervent passion for the sport.