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Soccer journalist Grant Wahl’s body returned to US

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By MATTHEW LEE
AP Diplomatic Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says the body and possessions of soccer journalist Grant Wahl have been repatriated to the United States after his death last week while covering the World Cup in Qatar. The department says Wahl’s remains and his belongings arrived at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport around 8:30 a.m. ET. They were accompanied by a consular official from the U.S. embassy in Doha who had had custody of Wahl’s remains since shortly after he collapsed and died during Friday’s match between Argentina and the Netherlands. State Department spokesman Ned Price says the U.S. has seen no indication of any foul play in Wahl’s death and that Qatari authorities have fully cooperated.

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