Sam Wallace

Sam Wallace is Football Correspondent for The Independent.

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The radical proposal once put in front of Uefa: moving penalty shoot-outs to the start of games

Sir Alex Ferguson to examine the feasibility of innovations such as the 10-minute sin-bin, expanding to 11 substitutes and pre-kick-off penalty shootouts

Saido Berahino in action for England Under-21s. He will get his chance for the senior team tomorrow

Scotland vs England: England's next generation set to be given lesson in crowd pressure

Hodgson set to ring in the changes for Tuesday night's friendly

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (right), who came on as a substitute against Slovenia, is a strong contender to start against Scotland

Scotland vs England: Scotland is no mere friendly game for Roy Hodgson

England manager says facing hostile atmosphere will be good test for team

Wayne Rooney: Why I nearly gave up football when I was 14

England would have missed out on a great, if occasionally infuriating, talent who will win his 100th cap today had Everton’s Colin Harvey not intervened many moons ago

Left to right: England manager Fabio Capello, FA chairman Lord Triesman and David Beckham led the 2018 bid

Sam Wallace: The FA was naive to try to deal with broken Fifa

Destroy the computers, disown the man who allegedly handed out the bribes, or simply close the door on the polite American lawyer who would like to ask some questions. Truly, the Hans-Joachim Eckert report has demonstrated how the English Football Association has been taught yet another lesson in Fifa politics.

Left to right: England manager Fabio Capello, FA chairman Lord Triesman and David Beckham led the 2018 bid

World Cup bidding process: Fifa investigator claims report is ‘incomplete and full of errors’

Governing body is accused of changing its own inquiry into bidding process, which is highly critical of English FA

Fifa president Sepp Blatter, former vice-president Jack Warner and part of the FA's 2018 World Cup bid team

World Cup 2022 comment: 'Whitewash' report astonishingly claims Qatar did nothing wrong in bid to win World Cup

The FA and Lord Triesman have been heavily criticised for their role in the 2018 World Cup bid but Fifa will not take action against anyone involved

Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani raises the World Cup after winning the vote

World Cup 2018: FA braced for Fifa criticism over failed bid to host tournament

Manner of loss to Russia in race to be condemned by governing body

Michael Carrick picked up a groin injury and was forced to withdraw from the England squad

England vs Slovenia: Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick sees England return ruined by groin injury

The Manchester United midfielder was only a stand-by player for the World Cup last summer

Nathaniel Clyne speaks to the media at St George’s Park

England vs Slovenia: Southampton defender Nathaniel Clyne maps out armful of caps for his future

Southampton’s in-form right-back is poised to make debut at Wembley

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