Russia and Portugal will compete for the right to remain in Group I for the 2015 competition. The Russians have won each of the nations' three previous meetings, although that is unlikely to have much bearing on this tie given that all three clashes occurred between 1988 and 1992.
The Russians were overcome by a strong Polish team in the first round of this year's competition, as Wimbledon semifinalist Jerzy Janowicz won both of his singles rubbers to guide Poland to a 3-2 victory. Meanwhile, after a good start in Slovenia when Joao Sousa won the opening rubber, the Portuguese team were unable to win another set in the remaining live rubbers, also going down 3-2.
- Date: 12 Sep - 14 Sep 2014
- Venue: Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia
- Start times:
Day 1: 1600 hrs (1200 hrs GMT)
Day 2: 1400 hrs (1000 hrs GMT)
Day 3: 1300 hrs (0900 hrs GMT)
- Surface: Hard (RuKortHard Tournament MF), Indoor
- Ball: Babolat Team
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