Rossi returns following death of father

MADRID - Italy striker Giuseppe Rossi returned to training at Villarreal on Wednesday after a month out following the death of his father.

"It's been very difficult...(but) emotionally I am now ready to commit myself to what is to come and I am fully focused on myself, my club and my country," the American-born 23-year-old told reporters.

"We are two and a half months from the World Cup and Villarreal are playing for everything in the upcoming games. This should help me."