Grant Wahl was a sports journalist and soccer analyst for CBS Sports. He had also worked as a correspondent for Fox Sports and as a senior content writer for Sports Illustrated.
In 2009, Grant published a book titled The Beckham Experiment which examined David Beckham’s impact on American soccer.
Wahl started his podcast and newsletter after quitting his job in 2020 during the pandemic.
On December 10, Wahl collapsed and died in Qatar while covering the FIFA World Cup. The 48-year-old journalist was covering the quarterfinal match between Argentina and the Netherlands at the Lusail Iconic Stadium.
He had earlier been detained by the officials for wearing a t-shirt supporting the LGBTQ community.
It is still not clear if Wahl died at the hospital or midway. The cause of his death is also unclear.
Eric, Grant’s brother, has suspected foul play in his death and says the Qatar government might be involved in it.