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Usain Bolt: I could easily make Jamaica national soccer team

Bill Clinton, Usain Bolt

Former President Bill Clinton, left, talks with sprinter Usain Bolt, right, during the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix auto race at the Circuit of the Americas, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)


Usain Bolt doesn’t lack confidence in his soccer skills.

“I think I can make the Jamaica [national] team easily,” Bolt mused while appearing at the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix in Austin on Sunday, according to Reuters. “I wouldn’t say they are that good at this point.”

Jamaica is ranked No. 59 in the world.

For the fifth straight time, the Reggae Boyz failed to qualify for the World Cup, finishing 10th in CONCACAF (no more than four CONCACAF nations can qualify for the World Cup).

Bolt, who has said he planned to train with German club Borussia Dortmund, has been linked to Jamaica’s national team before.

In 2014, then-Jamaican coach Winfried Schaefer reportedly said that he wanted Bolt on the national team. Bolt responded to that via Twitter.

Schaefer was replaced one year ago by Theodore Whitmore, who scored twice for Jamaica at its last World Cup in 1998.

Bolt, 31, has also reportedly said he has an ambition to be one of the top 50 soccer players in the world.

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