Longtime soccer sportswriter Grant Wahl has died covering the World Cup in Qatar
Longtime soccer sportswriter Grant Wahl died on Friday while covering the Argentina-Netherlands quarterfinal at the 2022 World Cup in Doha, Qatar.
As the match was winding down,
NPR correspondent Tom Goldman witnessed a commotion in the press tribune at Lusail Stadium
Reporters scattered as Wahl collapsed
Paramedics responded to the seating area where he was and performed CPR
After many minutes, they took him away on a stretcher while using an automatic chest compressor to continue applying CPR
Wahl's wife and brother both confirmed his death to NPR. He was 48.
Grant Wahl appeared often on NPR discussing the intricacies of soccer and his love of the game.