The Frances versus Spain showdown begins on Friday. (AP)

France is hosting Spain for their ninth overall meeting in Lille on indoor hard courts. The two countries haven't played each other since 2011. Spain won that battle, going on to win the title. But France won their last meeting on home soil in 2010. France is also hoping to close the 2-6 head-to-head gap against Spain.

Here are the players who will compete this weekend:

Team Spain
 

Pablo Carreno Busta

Age: 27

Ranking: No. 21 (Doubles No. 75)

Davis Cup Record: 2-2 singles, 1-1 doubles

Season Highlight: Semifinals at the Miami Open


 

Roberto Bautista Agut

Age: 30

Ranking: No. 26 (Doubles No. N/A)

Davis Cup Record: 6-4 singles, 0-0 doubles

Season Highlight: Winning the title in Dubai


 

Feliciano Lopez

Age: 36

Ranking: No. 74 (Doubles No. 28)

Davis Cup Record: 6-8 singles, 9-12 doubles

 Season Highlight: Doubles semifinal at the French Open


 

Albert Ramos-Vinolas

Age: 30

Ranking: No. 55 (Doubles No. 283)

Davis Cup Record: 4-2 singles, 0-0 doubles

Season Highlight: Third round at the French Open


 

Marcel Granollers

Age: 32

Ranking: No. 101 (Doubles No. 22)

Davis Cup Record: 1-1 singles, 3-4 doubles

Season Highlight: Doubles Round of 16 at the US Open
 

Team France
 

Lucas Pouille

Age: 24

Ranking: No. 19 (Doubles No. 132)

Davis Cup Record: 6-3 singles, 0-0 doubles

Season Highlight: Winning the Open Sud de France title


 

Nicolas Mahut

Age: 36

Ranking: No. 150 (Doubles No. 17)

Davis Cup Record: 1-1 singles, 7-2 doubles

Season Highlight: Doubles French Open Champion


 

Richard Gasquet

Age: 32

Ranking: No. 24 (Doubles No. N/A)

Davis Cup Record: 14-9 singles, 4-2 doubles

Season Highlight: s-Hertogenbosch Champion


 

Benoit Paire

Age: 29

Ranking: No. 54 (Doubles No. 128)

Davis Cup Record: 0-0 singles, 0-0 doubles

Season Highlight:  Round of 32 at Wimbledon
 

Julien Benneteau

Age: 36

Ranking: No. 57 (Doubles No. 150)

Davis Cup Record: 3-4 singles, 7-4 doubles

Season Highlight: Round of 32 at Australian Open

On Friday, the tie begins with Paire facing Carreno Busta and then Pouille battling against Bautista Agut. 


This Weekend on Tennis Channel PLUS 

-Davis Cup Semifinals (Sep. 14-16): USA takes on Croatia, while Spain faces France
-Additionally, watch Davis Cup World Group Playoffs featuring Austria vs. Australia and Canada vs. Netherlands