World Cup: Second Journalist Dies in Qatar 'Unexpectedly' - Report
A second journalist has died under suspicious circumstances while covering the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Khalid al-Misslam, a Qatari photojournalist, died suddenly while covering the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, according to Qatari media.
His death came into the limelight shortly after the sudden passing of Grant Wahl, a soccer journalist covering his eighth World Cup.
Very few details about Misslam's death are available, with little-to-no information about his death covered by the local media. His employer only briefly mentioned the passing in their own broadcast.
The 43-year-old journalist died under unclear circumstances, although foul play is currently not suspected. It is unclear if an investigation has been opened to look into his cause of death.
Qatar's World Cup organizers, the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC), paid tribute to Wahl's "enormous love of football" and offered condolences to his family, friends and media colleagues.
His agent, Tim Scanlan, told British media that Wahl had "appeared to suffer some kind of acute distress in the start of extra time" at the quarter-final match. (JPost / VFI News)