Memorial to American writer Wahl placed at World Cup game

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Posted at 12:41 PM, Dec 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-10 17:24:18-05

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — American soccer writer Grant Wahl has been honored with a tribute from FIFA on the desk where he was due to work at the World Cup quarterfinal match between France and England. A posy of white lilies and a framed photograph of Wahl taken in Qatar was left at the media seat that had been assigned to the 49-year-old journalist. He died while working at the World Cup in the early hours of Saturday. FIFA says “tonight we pay tribute to Grant Wahl at his assigned seat in Al Bayt Stadium. He should have been here." Wahl fell ill while working during extra time of the Argentina-Netherlands game on Friday at Lusail Stadium.