So far, three journalists have died while covering the ongoing 2022 World Cup in Qatar. They are Khalid al-Misslam, Roger Pearce and Grant Wahl.
Grant Wahl, 48, was commentating Argentina-Netherlands on Friday night when he collapsed in the press box.
At last month, the American was briefly arrested in Doha for wearing a rainbow t-shirt.
A few hours after the death of Grant Wahl, photojournalist Khalid al-Misslam, present in Doha, also lost his life.
A “sudden” death whose circumstances and reasons are still unknown. Khalid al-Misslam worked in particular for the Qatari television channel Al Kass TV.
The company gave no details about this tragic event. It simply mentioned the death of the photojournalist in a program broadcast on Sunday.
Moreover, the International Sports Press Association has reported on the death of British journalist Roger Pearce, 65, who was covering the World Cup in Qatar for the ITV channel.
For the moment, the origin of the death of his death is not yet known. We only know that he died on November 21, and his death had not been announced.
British journalist Roger Pearce was 65. He died during the World Cup in Qatar, it is the third journalist who loses his life during this World Cup after the American Grand Wahl and the Qatari Khalid Al Misslam.
FIFA has just announced that it is opening condolence books at FIFA Media Centers in all the world cup stadiums in Qatar for these colleagues.