14 Sep - 16 Sep 2012, National Tennis Centre, Astana, Kazakhstan, Clay, Indoor
This tie will mark the first meeting between the two neighbouring nations with both Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan having previously played as part of the USSR until 1992.
Kazakhstan are hosting the tie at the National Tennis Centre in Astana where they have played on three previous occasions and have come out on top in each of those ties without losing a single rubber. The home side have been in the World Group since 2011 but were unfortunate to draw Spain away in the first round this year, which resulted in a 5-0 defeat.
Uzbekistan are looking to reach the highest tier for the first time in the nations history having failed on six previous attempts in the World Group play-offs, most recently in 2009. They reached this stage of the competition thanks to 3-2 wins against New Zealand and India in Asia/Oceania Zone Group I.
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