Vahid Halilhodzic steps down as Algeria manager

Algeria's Bosnian coach Vahid Halilhodzic celebrates after an equalising goal during the Group H football match between Algeria and Russia at The Baixada Arena in Curitiba on June 26, 2014
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Vahid Halilhodzic announces his resignation as the manager of Algeria.

Vahid Halilhodzic has announced his resignation as the manager of Algeria.

The Bosnian led the African side to the last 16 of the World Cup, where they suffered a 2-1 defeat against Germany.

The 61-year-old took charge of Algeria in 2011, but he has decided to step down following their exit from the tournament.

"Today, after living in Algeria for three years, my family obligations and the lure of new sporting challenges weighed heavily on my decision," he told the Algerian Football Association's official website.

"I leave proud of my record and in accordance with the FAF (Algerian Football Association)."

Algeria made it out of the group stage for the first time in their history at this year's World Cup.

Algeria's Bosnian coach Vahid Halilhodzic gestures after his team lost 1-2 during the Group H football match between Belgium and Algeria at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 17, 2014
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