us writer covering fifa world cup passes on day after brief detainment in qatar,

Wahl kicked the bucket on Friday night while covering the World Cup in Qatar. He was 48.

at the point when he endured what doctors at the scene called a heart failure.

"The whole U.S. Soccer family is shattered


to discover that we have lost Award Wahl,"

FIFA president saying Wahl's "affection his announcing will be 

remembered fondly by all who follow the worldwide game."

He  faith in the force of the game to propel basic freedoms was, and 

will stay, a motivation to all," U.S. Soccer said

"This is so pulverizing," U.S. Ladies' Public Group forward Megan Rapinoe tweeted.