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The experienced coach has been hospitalised with food poisoning...

According to a report in Gazzetta dello Sport, experienced Republic of Ireland coach Giovanni Trapattoni has been hospitalised in Dublin. The former Italy gaffer is reportedly suffering from food poisoning.

"The Football Association of Ireland this morning (August 10) confirmed that Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni has been feeling unwell since his arrival in Ireland on Sunday, suffering from nausea which he believes may have been caused by shellfish he ate before he left Italy," a statement on the FAI website reads.

"He has been looked after by the FAI team Doctor, Dr Alan Byrne who as a precautionary measure brought him to the Mater Hospital this morning at 3am after further vomiting. He is in a stable condition and undergoing some tests this morning. Assistant manager, Marco Tardelli will take charge of the squad today for training, allowing Giovanni to rest throughout the day."

Ireland lock horns with Argentina on Wednesday evening, but it remains to be seen whether Trapattoni will be recovered in time to coach the Boys in Green during the international friendly against the Albiceleste.

Trapattoni has been in charge of Ireland's national side since May 2008. The Italian coach failed to guide his team to the 2010 World Cup, as France proved to be too strong in a controversial two-legged play-off.

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