Prominent American journalist Grant Wahl has died in Qatar after collapsing

While covering the World Cup, sparking an outpouring of shock and grief across the sports world.

Grant Wahl “collapsed” in the press area while covering Friday’s Argentina-Netherlands match, a witness told CNN.

The circumstances around his death are not clear.

Grant Wahl was 48 years old, according to a statement from his former longtime employer Sports Illustrated.

“The entire US Soccer family is heartbroken to learn that we have lost Grant Wahl,”

US Soccer said in a statement on its official Twitter account.

“Grant made soccer his life’s work,

We are devastated that he and his brilliant writing will no longer be with us.”

US Soccer praised Grant Wahl l’s passion and “belief in the power of the game to advance human rights,”

Shared its condolences with Wahl’s wife, Celine Gounder, and his loved ones.