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Bayern Munich star Arjen Robben bitten by crocodile in Qatar

There is plenty of confusion surrounding Bilds report

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German outlet Bild is reporting that Robben, 30, went to retrieve a ball from a lake at their training camp during Bayern’s winter break and was munched on by a reptile who didn’t take too kindly to the winger entering his territory.

According to reports, Dutch winger Arjen Robben has been bitten by a crocodile in Qatar. Yes, you read that correctly.

There is plenty of confusion surrounding Bild’s report and talk of a crocodile attack was indeed a joke from Robben about an injury he sustained in the weight room. Robben’s sense of humor is obviously still pretty snappy.

The Dutch international was retrieving a ball from a lake on Bayern's winter training camp in Qatar when he was bitten by a crocodile - or so the winger claims.

"When I got a ball from the hole by the pool, a crocodile bit me", Robben said.

An alternative version of events posits that Robben sustained the injury in a weights session, which would probably make a lot more sense.

We're not David Attenborough, but a quick consultation of the world's favourite free encyclopedia suggests crocodiles are not even native to Qatar.

Anyhow, we're not sure this is what Pep Guardiola meant when he said he wanted to bring some 'bite' to Bayern's attack.

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