Markarian quits Peru after World Cup failure

The Uruguayan - who took charge three years ago - has opted to ended his tenure following Peru's failure to qualify for the FIFA 2014 World Cup. A return of four wins from 16 games meant Peru finished seventh in their nine-team group. 

And now the 68-year-old believes the time is right him to step aside at the end of his contract, having previously revealed his intention to leave when Peru's World Cup hopes were ended.

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