Sports journalist Grant Wahl dies in Qatar while covering the World Cup


In their statement, US Soccer also offered their condolences to Celine and all of her family and friends.

“Grant has made football his life’s work, and we are devastated that he and his brilliant writing are no longer with us,” the organization said. “We thank Grant for his immense dedication and impact on our game in the United States. His writing and the stories he told will live on.”

Grant has written for publications such as Sports Illustrated and was the author of books including The Beckham Experience: How the World’s Most Famous Athlete Tried to Conquer America and Masters of Modern Football: How the World’s Best Players Play the Game of the 21st Century. He produced the 2022 mini series good rivals, about the “rivalry between the national soccer teams of the United States and Mexico,” according to IMDb.

After his death, the spokesman for the US State Department tweeted that they are “engaged with senior Qatari officials to ensure that his family’s wishes are carried out as quickly as possible”, and noted that they are in “close communication” with Grant’s family.

E ! News reached out to Grant’s rep but did not receive a comment.



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