Yes, Tottenham aren’t in the Champions League playoffs. Not in the group stages and not in the playoffs. It’s probably a good thing anyway, given that they have Jermaine Defoe as their sole striker, and they sold him in 2008 (borrowed but true). Not a Betfair Champions League recommended pick, then.
Also Missing: Liverpool. Rangers. Inter Milan.
UEFA Champions League play-off draw
FC Basel 1893 (SUI) v CFR 1907 Cluj (ROU)
Helsingborgs IF (SWE) v Celtic FC (SCO)
FC BATE Borisov (BLR) v Hapoel Kiryat Shmona FC (ISR)
AEL Limassol FC (CYP) v RSC Anderlecht (BEL)
GNK Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) v NK Maribor (SVN)
SC Braga (POR) v Udinese Calcio (ITA)
FC Spartak Moskva (RUS) v Fenerbahçe SK (TUR)
Málaga CF (ESP) v Panathinaikos FC (GRE)
VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (GER) v FC Dynamo Kyiv (UKR)
LOSC Lille Métropole (FRA) v FC København (DEN)
The first legs take place on 21/22 August, with the returns a week later. The ten winners will join the 22 automatic entrants in the UEFA Champions League group stage, the draw for which is held in Monaco at 17.30CET on 30 August. The losers will take part in the UEFA Europa League group stage. The final takes place at Wembley on 25 May 2013.