By Karolos Grohmann
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Australian goalkeeper Brad Jones was forced to cut his World Cup stay short, returning home to deal with a serious illness in his family, the Australian federation said on Sunday.
Jones, a regular understudy to first choice Mark Schwarzer, left on Saturday and it was not known whether he would return to take part in the June 11-July 11 tournament in South Africa.
Coach Pim Verbeek was due to comment on Jones' departure later on Sunday.
(Writing by Karolos Grohmann, Editing by Jon Bramley)