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U.S. soccer journalist Grant Wahl dies while covering World Cup in Qatar



In this 2014 photo, sportswriter Grant Wahl works as a sideline reporter during halftime.

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Grant Wahl, a United States soccer journalist, died in Qatar while covering the World Cup, the U.S. Soccer Federation said Friday night.

NPR national supervising editor Russell Lewis tweeted that Wahl was covering the Argentina-Netherlands quarterfinal match when he died.

U.S. Soccer said in its statement that the team was “heartbroken” over Wahl’s death.


“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,” the organization said.

The cause of death was not immediately available.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

Source: CNBC

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