Khalid al-Misslam is the second journalist who has died covering the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup ©Getty Images

Qatari photojournalist Khalid al-Misslam has become the second journalist who has died while working at the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Al-Misslam was covering the tournament for sports broadcaster Al Kass TV.

The cause of his death is unknown.

It was first reported by the Gulf Times, which sent its condolences to Al-Misslam's family.

"Al Kass TV photojournalist Khalid al-Misslam passed away recently," the Doha-based English language newspaper wrote on Twitter.

"Al-Misslam, a Qatari, died suddenly while covering the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

"We believe in Allah's mercy and forgiveness for him, and send our deepest condolences to his family."

Al Kass TV later confirmed Al-Misslam's death in a live broadcast.

Al-Misslam is the second journalist who has died at Qatar 2022, following on from American Grant Wahl who collapsed during Argentina's quarter-final victory against The Netherlands on Friday (December 9).

Wahl gained a reputation for his pro-LGBTQ+ stance, and was detained for nearly 30 minutes before the World Cup match between the United States and Wales earlier in the tournament for wearing a rainbow t-shirt, which he said was in solidarity with his brother Eric.

More than 12,000 journalists have reportedly been accredited for the ongoing World Cup, which is set to conclude on Sunday (December 18).