Group A: Australia, S.Korea, Oman, Kuwait
Group B: Uzbekistan, Saudi Arabia, China, N.Korea
Group C: Iran, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain
Group D: Japan, Jordan, Iraq, Palestine
West Asia : 10
East Asia : 5
Central Asia : 1
South Asia : 0 *
South East Asia : 0 *
* It saddens me that such a large part of the world (and a huge population) is not represented even in its own continent.
I don't see this tournament providing much attacking play. I expect a lot of draws.
The Mabel prediction system failed due to the fact that "Kuwait" contains "Wait". The phonetic similarity of "Korea" and "come here" was also a difficulty.