Belgium have chosen the Royal Primerose Tennis Club in Brussels as their venue for the World Group play-off tie against Sweden. It is the first time that the capital has been the site of a Davis Cup tie since 1999. Sweden leads the head-to-head 5-3 and have also won the last four meetings between the nations, the most recent coming in 1996.
Belgium are looking for an immediate return to the World Group having been relegated to Europe/Africa Zone Group I in 2011. They booked their place in the play-offs by defeating a Great Britain side who were missing Andy Murray by a comfortable 4-1 scoreline.
Sweden have been immovable from the World Group for over a decade having last played in Zonal competition in 2000. They found themselves on the wrong end of a 4-1 score against Serbia in the first round having also lost to them by the same scoreline in last years quarterfinal.