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Draw for 2012 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Playoffs

April 11, 2012
The Draw for the 2012 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group play-offs was held today at the ITF's headquarters in London. The World Group play-offs will take place on 14-16 September alongside the World Group semifinals.

The winning nations in the World Group play-offs will qualify for the 2013 World Group, while the losing nations will compete in their respective Zone Group I competitions in 2013.

Seeds for the draw were based on the latest ITF Davis Cup Nations Ranking of 9 April.

The draw is as follows:

2012 World Group play-offs

Kazakhstan (s) (*) v Uzbekistan

Germany (s) v Australia

Japan (*) v Israel (s)

Belgium v Sweden (s)

South Africa (*) v Canada (s)

Brazil v Russia (s)

Italy (s) v Chile

Netherlands v Switzerland (s)

Nations with choice of ground are listed first

(s) denotes seeded nation

(*) denotes choice of ground determined by lot

Davis Cup by BNP Paribas is the largest annual international team competition in sport with 123 nations entered in 2012. The title sponsor is BNP Paribas, the Official Bank of Davis Cup. International sponsors are HP (Official Technology Sponsor), Rolex (Official Timekeeper) Hugo Boss (Official Men's Fashion Clothing Sponsor), Adecco (Official HR Sponsor) and NH Hoteles (Official Hotel). Wilson Sporting Goods (Official Ball) is an international partner. The 100th Davis Cup Final will take place on 16-18 November at the start of the ITF centenary celebrations in 2013. Follow all the action on, and

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