Sam Wallace

Sam Wallace is Football Correspondent for The Independent.

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Christian Benteke of Aston Villa celebrates scoring the winner for Aston Villa
Many migrant workers employed to help build the World Cup infrastructure in Qatar have been living in squalid conditions

Fifa's real crime with Qatar 2022 is ignoring the workers' plight

Workers are effectively prisoners in the country, with no access to their passports

John Terry puts Chelsea ahead
Eden Hazard enjoys a laugh at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground this week

Chelsea vs Tottenham: Eden Hazard exclusive interview - All is rosy in the garden of Eden

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard is the league’s most fouled player –  and he can’t stop smiling. As he prepares for the Capital One  Cup final against Spurs on Sunday, he tells Sam Wallace that is because he wouldn’t have it any other way

Dimitar Berbatov deals Arsenal a blow by scoring just after the half-time break to put Monaco ahead 2-0

All pieces in place but again Arsenal crumble

This season was meant to be one of progress for Wenger’s team

Chelsea announce £200m kit sponsorship with Yokohama Rubber in the club's 'biggest ever commercial deal'

Company's brand name will appear on Chelsea shirts from start of next season

Dimitar Berbatov celebrates his goal against Arsenal

Sam Wallace: Barcelona bill themselves as 'more than a club' - a year of crisis has taken the shine off

TALKING FOOTBALL: Barcelona visit the Etihad this evening for Champions League tie with Manchester City

Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic, centre, is led away after being sent off against Burnley on Saturday

Chelsea furious with FA at refusal to punish Ashley Barnes for Nemanja Matic tackle

The Chelsea hierarchy believe that the FA approach to bad challenges that go unseen by the referee is no longer fit for purpose

A soaked Brendan Rodgers signals his thanks to the Liverpool fans at St Mary’s

Southampton vs Liverpool: Adam Lallana merited a hero's welcome – not hostility, says Brendan Rodgers

Rickie Lambert, an unused substitute, was accorded a warm reception

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NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers

Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders
Heston Blumenthal to cook up a spice odyssey for British astronaut manning the International Space Station

UK's Major Tum to blast off on a spice odyssey

Nothing but the best for British astronaut as chef Heston Blumenthal cooks up his rations
John Harrison's 'longitude' clock sets new record - 300 years on

‘Longitude’ clock sets new record - 300 years on

Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
Fears in the US of being outgunned in the vital propaganda wars by Russia, China - and even Isis - have prompted a rethink on overseas broadcasters

Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
Why Japan's incredible long-distance runners will never win the London Marathon

Japan's incredible long-distance runners

Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
Why does Tom Drury remain the greatest writer you've never heard of?

Tom Drury: The quiet American

His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

Dave Hax's domestic tips are reminiscent of George Orwell's tea routine. The world might need revolution, but we like to sweat the small stuff, says DJ Taylor
Beige is back: The drab car colours of the 1970s are proving popular again

Beige to the future

Flares and flounce are back on catwalks but a revival in ’70s car paintjobs was a stack-heeled step too far – until now
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's dishes highlight the delicate essence of fresh cheeses

Bill Granger cooks with fresh cheeses

More delicate on the palate, milder, fresh cheeses can also be kinder to the waistline
Aston Villa vs Liverpool: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful,' says veteran Shay Given

Shay Given: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful'

The Villa keeper has been overlooked for a long time and has unhappy memories of the national stadium – but he is savouring his chance to play at Wembley
Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own - Michael Calvin

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own