American journalist Grant Wahl dies after collapsing at Qatar World Cup

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

Wahl "became sick" in the press area, where he received "urgent medical treatment on site," according to Qatar's World Cup organisers on Saturday

According to a representative for the Supreme Court Committee for Delivery and Legacy

the organisation in charge of organising the competition, he was afterwards transported to Hamad General Hospital.

Before being sent to the hospital, he received treatment "for around 20–25 minutes" in the stadium. Keir Radnedge, a World Soccer Magazine columnist,

He had expressed feeling unwell in a Futbol with Grant Wahl episode that was released just days before he passed away on December 6.