Grant Wahl Bio – Grant Wahl Wiki
Grant Wahl was an American sports journalist and soccer analyst for CBS Sports, who was best known for having been a senior writer for Sports Illustrated and a correspondent for Fox Sports. He was also the author of the book The Beckham Experiment.
Grant Wahl was 48 years old.
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Grant Wahl was a soccer journalist who collapsed and died at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. How did Wall die? What was his cause of death?
According to CNN, Wahl “collapsed” “in the press area while covering Friday’s Argentina-Netherlands match.” The cause of death is not clear, the cable news network reported. His brother claims he was murdered, but authorities have not revealed an official cause of death.
According to CNN, shortly before his death, Wahl created headlines across the globe when he was “detained and briefly refused entry to a World Cup match because he was wearing a rainbow t-shirt in support of LGBTQ rights.”
According to Daily Mail, Wahl was “healthy” before collapsing during a game on Friday, December 9, 2022. Eric’s brother provided that detail in an Instagram video that is now deleted.
‘I am why he wore the rainbow shirt to the world cup. I do not believe my brother just died. According to Daily Mail,” Wahl’s brother Eric said he was killed.
He had tested negative for COVID-19, Daily Mail reported. “I went into the medical clinic at the main media center today, and they said I probably have bronchitis. They gave me a course of antibiotics and some heavy-duty cough syrup, and I’m already feeling a bit better just a few hours later. But still: No Bueno,” he wrote, according to Daily Mail.
The New York Times reported that Wahl went into “acute distress” in the final moments of a game he was covering.
U.S. Soccer released a lengthy statement about Grant Wahl’s death on its official Twitter page. “The entire U.S. soccer family is heartbroken to learn that we have lost Grant Wahl,” it read.
Wahl’s wife, Celine Gounder, posted a statement on Twitter. “I am so thankful for the support of my husband @GrantWahl’s soccer family & of so many friends who’ve reached out tonight,” she wrote. “I’m in complete shock.”
Just hours before he died, Wahl’s last tweet read, “Just an incredibly designed set-piece goal by the Netherlands.” The tweet before it read, “What just happened?”