Tottenham will play their third and final UEFA Champions League match Wembley Stadium on Wednesday next week (December 7) when they take on CSKA Moscow.

It will mark the end of their doomed odyssey in the tournament after they were eliminated from the group stage in November following a 2-1 away defeat to French outfit Monaco.

But despite the disappointing run, the north Londoners are likely to be back at Wembley playing European football in 2017 if they can avoid defeat to their Russian opponents.

Spurs have been playing their home European matches at the national stadium this season while preparation work to demolish their White Hart Lane ground begins.

Crowds of 85,000-plus have been turning up to watch Tottenham play Champions League football

The club is in the process of building a new 61,000-seater stadium immediately next door to White Hart Lane meaning it could not host Champions League football at the ground it has called its home for more than 100 years.

White Hart Lane has already been partially demolished, with the corners of the North and East stands knocked down, reducing the grounds capacity from 36,000 to just over 31,000.

The nearby building site also proved logistical problems affecting access and rights delivery, so Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy struck a deal earlier this year to play top-tier European football at Wembley.

As a result of the link-up between Spurs and Wembley, the club have been working with Brent Council on a number of activities.

This includes its My Heart Beats for Brent campaign, which saw White Hart Lane heroes and legends Harry Kane, Eric Dier and Gary Mabbutt visit Wembley Stadium earlier tin the year.

The Venue of Legends has not proved a happy hunting ground for the club this season, having already lost their previous two "home" fixtures there.

Should Spurs finish third in their group, which they will do so by avoiding defeat in their final group match, they will parachute into the Europa League.

There had been talk that Tottenham would return to White Hart Lane for these matches, but manager Mauricio Pochettino is eager for Wembley to remain its European home.

Part of that reason is because the club are expected to play all their domestic matches there during the 2017-18 season, while White Hart Lane is demolished ahead of the new stadium’s opening, which is expected to be at the start of the 2018-19 stadium.

And with Chelsea looking to expand Stamford Bridge, more than one London club could soon be calling Wembley home.

Watch Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino react to his team's 2-1 defeat to Monaco at Wembley in September

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