Next tie 16-18 September 2016
Sweden will look to maintain its Zone Group I status in relegation play-offs later this year.
Last tie 4-6 March 2016
Sweden were comfortably beaten by Russia in Kazan, managing to win just one set all weekend. Isak Arvidsson and Daniel Windahl were comfortably beaten on day one by Andrey Kuznetsov and Teymuraz Gabashvili respectively, before Evgeny Donskoy and Konstantin Kravchuk overcame the experienced Johan Brunstrom and Robert Lindstedt in the doubles to seal the tie. Arvidsson and Windahl could manage just eight games between them in the dead singles rubbers, completing a miserable tie for Sweden.
Sweden lies fifth on the all-time list of champions, having won the title on seven occasions between 1975 and 1998. Sweden holds the record for the most number of comebacks, six, from 0-2 down. Bjorn Borg, meanwhile, holds the individual record for the longest unbeaten streak, having tallied 33 rubbers without a loss between 1973 and 1980.
Next Tie16 Sep 2016
[Group I, Europe/Africa, Relegation Play-off] - [1st Round Play-off]