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World Cup: FIFA opens condolence register after three deaths

FIFA has opened a condolence register for the departed souls at the Mundial following an alarming rate of three deaths of journalists recorded so far at the World Cup in Qatar,


This was announced by FIFA on Tuesday, shortly before the first semi-final match between Argentina and Croatia.


“We are opening books of condolence in the FIFA Media Centres at all remaining stadiums for those who tragically passed away while covering this tournament; Khalid al-Misslam, Roger Pearce and Grant Wahl. Our thoughts remain with your families and friends!


It came to light that even before the World Cup kicked off, a journalist had died. He is Roger Pearce. He was a technical director of a television station, ITV Sports. His death occurred on 21 November, two days after the World Cup began.


With his death, there are now three journalists who have suffered the same fate. The others are Qatari photojournalist Khalid al-Misslam and American, Grant Wahl.

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