It's that time of year again! The BunDucksLiga is back, with ducks representing the 18 Bundesliga clubs set to compete for the crown in 2017. We know one thing for sure: thanks to your votes, the BunDucksLiga will take place indoors in 2017. A total of 52 per cent of Bundesliga users voted to see this year's event take place inside.
Does that make Hertha Berlin the favourite? That's where they famously pipped FC Bayern München to the inaugural BunDucksLiga title in a photo finish back in 2015.
Re-live the previous two BunDucksLiga finals below:
Duck speedway: Click here to relive a nail-biting BunDucksLiga 2015 grand final!
Outdoor creek: Click here to watch the BunDucksLiga 2016 grand final!
It's all very simple! There are three groups, each containing six ducks. The fastest two ducks in each group reach the final. With no further ado, here are the groups:
Group A: FC Augsburg, 1. FSV Mainz 05, SV Werder Bremen, FC Bayern München, SC Freiburg, FC Schalke 04
Group B: 1. FC Köln, RB Leipzig, FC Ingolstadt 04, Eintracht Frankfurt, Borussia Dortmund, VfL Wolfsburg
Group C: TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, Hertha Berlin, Hamburger SV, SV Darmstadt 98, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Borussia Mönchengladbach
The ducks will be accompanying their clubs to warm-weather training camps over the next few weeks, before the winner emerges in February. We at bundesliga.com will, of course, keep you updated with all the latest.
"I'm the defending champ. The title's staying in Berlin!"
“I came so close last year. I really want to win. Mia San duck.”
“You may as well get the Kölsch in early. It’s my year!”
“I’m heading to Carnival as BunDucksLiga champion!”
“With Chicharito in my corner, I’m going to go all the way!”
“I’ve been training with Aubameyang. I’m quicker than ever!”
“I might not look like a duck, as I’m a Foal at heart. Watch me gallop to victory!”
“I learnt Spanish in a week. This will be a piece of cake!”
“Training conditions in Florida were great and I’m raring to go!”
“There’s life in this old duck yet!”
“They thought I was Daffy in Turkey. Now it’s time to make Schatz famous!”
“Who needs beginner’s luck when you’ve got a Schanzer heart?!”
“The BunDucksLiga changed my life. I’m a different animal now.”
“I swam all the way from South Africa to be here. Of course I want to win!”
“It’s time to bring the glory days back to Stuttgart!”
“I was raised by Wolves. I’m in my element!”