American soccer journalist Grant Wahl died while covering the Netherlands-Argentina World Cup match in Qatar last week. He was only 49 years old.
Wahl has long written critically about the heroism in Qatar and the sudden death of his brother
Eric Wall suspects the 49-year-old has been murdered – something he expressed in an Instagram video.
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Now, however, the brother turned around.
on me Twitter Eric Wahl wrote on Tuesday afternoon that they no longer suspect anything criminal and are announcing a statement from the family within short time regarding the cause of death.
According to CNN, the remains of the 49-year-old Wahl were flown back to the United States on Monday, where an autopsy was scheduled.
US State Department spokesman Ned Price said on the same day that there was no indication that anything criminal had happened to the deceased journalist.
collapsed into the press rack
According to NPR, Wahl was said to have collapsed in the press area as the match between Argentina and the Netherlands drew to a close. CPR had to be performed immediately, before he was taken away in an ambulance.
Shortly after his brother’s death, he posted a video on Twitter claiming that his brother had been killed. Now he seems to have turned things around.
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