U.S. soccer journalist Grant Wahl dies after collapsing at World Cup match


Prominent American soccer writer Grant Wahl died Friday (Dec. 9) while covering the World Cup in Qatar, U.S. Soccer confirmed. Wahl chronicled the rise of the game for Sports Illustrated for years before moving to Substack.

Wahl attended the quarterfinal match between Argentina and the Netherlands in Lusail on Friday. He collapsed in his seat at the start of extra time. A number of reporters called for help, and paramedics arrived immediately, treating Wahl for several minutes on-site, said Washington Post reporter Steven Goff, who also was covering the match.

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