Soccer Journalist Tragically Dies in Qatar while Covering World Cup, Family Call for Investigation


Soccer journalist Grant Wahl tragically died in Qatar while covering the World Cup and his brother has called for an investigation.

The 48-year-old journalist’s death was confirmed on Thursday evening but the cause of death has not been released to the public yet.

U.S Soccer released a statement on Twitter:

Wahl’s wife, Celine, also confirmed the news, thanking everyone for their support:

Grant’s brother Eric has now called for an investigation into the cause of his brother’s untimely death.

Eric claims that:

“My brother was healthy, he told me he received death threats…I do not believe my brother just died, I believe he was killed…and I just beg for help”

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Grant wore a rainbow shirt to show his support for the LGBTQ+ community at the start of the world cup and was briefly detained by authorities.

Devastating. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. RIP Grant.

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