The 32-time champion Americans, who could feature Mardy Fish and Andy Roddick, and Switzerland, which could be spearheaded by 16-time major champion Roger Federer, will do battle for a fourth time, with USA leading the all-time series, 2-1. The U.S. beat the Swiss, who played without Federer, 4-1 in an opening-round clash in Alabama two years ago.
Federer hasn't played in the opening round of Davis Cup since 2004.
The four-time champion Spaniards, who will host the Argentines in December's best-of-five finale, will be at home against Kazakhstan in February, while Argentina will visit three-time champion Germany.
The Argentines, still seeking an elusive first-ever Davis Cup title, upset defending champion Serbia 3-2 last week to reach the 2011 final.
Another intriguing 2012 matchup sees nine-time winner France traveling to Canada, while the 2010 champion Serbs will be at home against seven-time titlist Sweden. The remaining ties will see Austria welcoming two-time winner Russia, the Czech Republic hosting Italy, and Japan hosting Croatia.
All eight first-round matchups will be held from February 10-12.