Venezuela will travel to Ecuador for the eleventh meeting between these two nations. Their head-to-head is currently split at five wins each, though Venezuela were the most recent victors, defeating Ecuador 5-0 in 2006.
Ecuador lost 4-1 to Switzerland in the World Group play-offs in 2013. The Europeans proved too strong for the South Americans and Gonzalo Escobar won the only point for Ecuador in the dead fifth rubber.
Venezuela defeated El Salvador 3-1 in the final promotional play-off in Americas Zone Group II. The South Americans overturned a 1-0 deficit with David Souto defeating Marcelo Arevalo to seal victory.