Serbia and Sweden meet for the first time with a place in September’s World Group semifinals at stake.
Defending champion Serbia battled past a resilient Indian side in the first round clash in Novi Sad and now faces its first away trip since the same stage of the competition last year, when it overcame Croatia 4-1.
The Serbs have not lost since their 2009 first round defeat at the hands of Spain in Benidorm and they will be keen not to slip up on the indoor court in Halmstad.
Sweden, meanwhile, is through to the quarterfinals after a faultless display on the first two days of their opening round tie against Russia in Boras. Robin Soderling, Joachim Johansson and the doubles pairing of Simon Aspelin and Robert Lindstedt all won to put their team into the last eight for the first time in three years.
The head-to-head records of Sweden and Yugoslavia were used to determine the choice of ground for this tie. The countries met eight times with the series level at 4-4.