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The USA coach, Bruce Arena, has hinted he may soon leave his post with the national team in an interview with the Washington Post.

The US missed out on qualification for the World Cup for the first time since 1986 when they lost to Trinidad & Tobago on Tuesday night, and Arena said he is unlikely to lead the team in their attempt to reach the 2022 tournament.

“Obviously, I have no interest in going on a four-year cycle right now,” Arena told the Post. “I’ll do whatever is right. That is the approach I am going to take.”

Arena took over the team last year after Jürgen Klinsmann was fired following a run of poor results. But Arena failed to improve US fortunes and they suffered dismal losses to Costa Rica and Trinidad & Tobago as they missed out on qualification.

Arena said his team had been unlucky against Trinidad & Tobago but conceded the fault ultimately lay with the team he leads. “Look at the two goals we conceded: how bizarre,” he said. “Does it get any…

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