A portrait picture of Italy's midfielder Riccardo Montolivo before the international friendly football match between Italy and Republic of Ireland at Craven Cottage in London on May 31, 2014. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK
Riccardo Montolivo (2nd R) of AC Milan celebrates with his team-mates (L-R) Andrea Poli, Ricardo Kaka and Mario Balotelli after scoring the opening goal during the Serie A match between AC Milan and Calcio Catania at San Siro Stadium on April 13, 2014 in Milan, Italy.
Referee Djamel Haimoud shows a red card to Riccardo Montolivo of Italy during the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 3rd Place match between Uruguay and Italy at Estadio Octavio Mangabeira (Arena Fonte Nova Salvador) on June 30, 2013 in Salvador, Brazil.
Riccardo Montolivo of Italy celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the FIFA 2014 World Cup qualifier match between Italy and Denmark at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on October 16, 2012 in Milan, Italy.
Riccardo Montolivo of Italy (L) challenges Bastian Schweinsteiger of Germany during the International Friendly match between Germany and Italy at Signal Iduna Park on February 9, 2011 in Dortmund, Germany.
Leo Bertos of New Zealand is challenged by Riccardo Montolivo of Italy during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group F match between Italy and New Zealand at the Mbombela Stadium on June 20, 2010 in Nelspruit, South Africa.
Alberto Gilardino (R) warms up with team mate Riccardo Montolivo during a AFC Fiorentina training session at Artemio Franchi Stadium on March 8, 2010 in Florence, Italy. Fiorentina will face Bayern Muenchen in their UEFA Champions League round of sixteen second leg match on March 9, 2010 in Florence, Italy.