THIRD Journalist Dies During Qatar World Cup

  • ITV Sport’s technical director Roger Pearce has died aged 65 while covering the FIFA World Cup tournament in Qatar.
  • Pearce’s death was announced on air by sports presenter Mark Pougatch, ahead of Monday’s World Cup game between Wales and the USA.
  • “We have some very sad news to bring you from here in Qatar,” he began. “Our technical director, Roger Pearce, who was here embarking on his eighth World Cup has sadly passed away.”
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