It surely cost more than generally expected, but Argentina beat Belarus 3-1 in Davis Cup World Group I and made sure to be able to play the 2022 Qualifiers, a key instance to remain at the top of this competition. How does the path continue from now on?
March will be the next appointment for the national team, which from next season will cease to have Gastón Gaudio after three years as Captain, and Guillermo Coria would assume in his place.
A) Yes, the first week of the third month of 2022 will once again have Argentina in action in search of one of the 16 places for the Finals to be played in Madrid.
It should be remembered that since the defeat against Colombia in the 2020 Qualifiers, the national team had descended to World Group I and that is why he played this series against Belarus.
This year, the Finals will be held in Madrid, Innsbruck and Turin, which will receive two groups each: the first will have two quarterfinals; the second and third, one each. The semifinal and final will be held in the Spanish city. Unlike the decision-makers next year, in 2021 there will be 18 teams and not 16.
The four semi-finalists will automatically qualify for the 2022 Finals, while Nations finishing 5th through 18th will compete in the 2022 Qualifiers.
So, if Argentina in the 2022 Qualifiers wins, it will play the Finals in Madrid. And if he loses, he will play again in World Group I, an instance in which he has just beaten Belarus.