Of all the places in Europe to play football, the small, independent and internationally unrecognised state of Transnistria is not perhaps where you would expect to end up as a team full of well-paid Premier League stars.
Now obviously you probably don't know much about this obscure outfit, either do the Spurs players. Lewis Holtby thought he was off to Northern Ireland, not Eastern Europe (that might say more about Holtby then it does the obscurity of this side).
Minnows they may be, but away from home at this stage of European football is always bound to throw up a dangerous tie - whomever the opponents.
In fact, as unknown as Sheriff might be, they are currently Andre VillasBoas' closest competitors for the Group K win - with SK Brann and Anzhi Makhachkala looking particularly woeful.
As usual in this competition, expect changes from AVB - with rumours of a potential Emmanuel Adebayor start on the cards...
But no more waiting, here is the Tottenham team for this intriguing tie:
Starting XI: Lloris; Naughton, Chiriches, Vertonghen, Fryers; Dembele, Sandro; Lamela, Eriksen, Lennon; Defoe.
Subs: Friedel, Dawson, Chadli, Holtby, Sigurdsson, Adebayor, Soldado.
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