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Failure in team is sacked (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

miss

'failure' is the definition.
(miss is a kind of failure)

'in team is sacked' is the wordplay.
'in' indicates the answer is hidden within the clue.
'MISS' can be found hidden inside 'team is sacked'.

(Other definitions for miss that I've seen before include "Fail to find", "Girl - bad shot", "Pine for - young lady", "Fail to catch", "Musical set in Vietnam".)

I've seen this clue in The Independent.
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