US Writer Grant Wahl Dies At World Cup; Family Suspects Murder

  • Soccer writer Grant Wahl, best known for his work at Sports Illustrated, died while covering the Netherlands-Argentina quarterfinal match in Doha.
  • Wahl, 48, was healthy before he collapsed during the game Friday, according to his brother Eric.
  • Wahl caused a stir early in the World Cup when he wore a rainbow shirt to the US-Wales game – apparently a show of support for his brother Eric, who is gay.
  • Eric Wahl believes that is the reason Grant died: “I am the reason he wore the rainbow shirt to the World Cup. I do not believe my brother just died, I believe he was killed.”