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Champions League group stage draw 2017: start time, teams, and how to watch online

Tottenham will find out their group stage opponents in their third Champions League.

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The 2017 Champions League group stage draw will take place in Monaco today. This is always a highly anticipated event, and especially for Tottenham Hotspur fans.

This is only the third time that Spurs will have participated in the Champions League. In 2010, Spurs made it all the way to the quarterfinals in a glorious run, defeating Inter Milan and AC Milan before bowing out to Real Madrid. Last season, Spurs flamed out in the group stages after losing twice to Bayer Leverkusen and Monaco.

This time, Spurs will likely have it even tougher. Stuck in Pot 3, it is very likely that they will draw at least one European superpower, and possibly two. But just remember that if Spurs are drawn into a Group of Death, it is in part called that because Tottenham Hotspur are in it. Everyone wants to avoid Spurs, too.

Time and how to watch

Time: 6 p.m. (Monaco), 5 p.m. (UK), noon (ET)
Location: Monaco
TV: Fox Sports 2 (USA), BT Sport 2 / Eurosport 1 (UK), beIN Sports 2 (Australia), other countries at
Streaming:, Fox Sports Go (USA), (free 7 day trial)

Teams and Pots

Pot 1

  • Real Madrid
  • Bayern Munich
  • Chelsea
  • Juventus
  • Benfica
  • Monaco
  • Spartak Moscow
  • Shakhtar Donetsk

Pot 2

Pot 3

  • Napoli
  • Tottenham Hotspur
  • FC Basel
  • Olympiacos
  • Anderlecht
  • Liverpool
  • AS Roma
  • Besiktas

Pot 4

  • Celtic FC
  • CSKA Moscow
  • Sporting Lisbon
  • APOEL Nicosia
  • Feyenoord
  • NK Maribor
  • Qarabağ FK
  • RB Leipzig

Rules of the Draw

The groups will be made up of eight groups, with one team from each pot comprising each group. Teams from the same federation/country can not be drawn into the same group (i.e. Barcelona and Madrid cannot be drawn together even though they are in different pots). There are also rules about spreading out clubs from the same country across the schedule.