I made a small mistake this morning, for some reason Brazil and India are seeded and not Romania and Chile; i did not catch their way of determinating the seed in this case, anyway it will be like this:
The ITF has announced that the eight seeded nations for the 2009 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Play-off draw are:
Austria, Belgium, Brazil, France, India, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland.
The eight seeded nations will be drawn against one of the following unseeded nations:
Chile, Ecuador, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, South Africa, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.
Chile will not be a gift, France will have to play there.
They will play at home if they play against: Romania
They never played against Ecuador, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
Probably they played outside France (Italy, Netherlands, Chile) and one the three others countries is pretty big. By the way, how does it work? Is it decide by poll for teams who never met?