Spain host Ukraine in what will be the first meeting between these two sides in Davis Cup history. Both sides will be desperate to earn a win and compete in the World Group for next year. This is unsure territory for Spain, who have only competed in four play-offs in the last 17 years.
Spain are in the World Group play-off after losing 3-2 to Canada in the first round. Spain were without a number of their top players but will be looking to bounce back from that disappointing defeat. This was Spain's first loss in the first round since 2006, when they were stunned by Belarus.
Ukraine are in the World Group play-off following two 3-2 wins this year. They defeated Sweden in the Europe/Africa Zone Group I second round, coming back from 2-1 down, with Sergiy Stakhovsky winning the deciding rubber. Ukraine lost their only previous World Group play-off to Belgium 3-2 in 2009.