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.