BarcelonaWhen someone who didn’t know him greeted Grant Wahl for the first time, they thought he must not know much about football, when they detected his American accent. Then it was his turn to shut his mouth, since Wahl knew everything. Born in Kansas in 1974, Wahl died this morning in Qatar after losing consciousness during extra time of the match between Argentina and the Netherlands. He was 48 years old and in the last few days he had reported that he was suffering from bronchitis, for which reason he had gone to a hospital in Doha. His brother, however, has posted a message on the networks where he reports that he does not believe he died of natural causes. “He told me he had received death threats, I think he was killed,” he explained, referring to the fact that he was one of the most critical voices against the Qatari government. In fact, during this tournament he had been arrested for 30 minutes for wearing a shirt with the colors of the LGTBI+ flag. FIFA had later apologized to him.