A: India, Taiwan, Burma, Guam.
Interesting group with some old powerhouses in Asia (six-time asian games champions). India and Burma have the best records in this competition. Small advantage for hosts Burma.
B: Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Macau
2006 champions and 2008 vice-champions. It is also exactly the same group (D) as in 2006. Kyrgyzstan hosts.
C: Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Laos, Mongolia
Some odd teams here. Laos and Mongolia have yet to qualify for finals. Laos hosts.
D: Nepal, Bangladesh, Palestine, NMI
Advantage for hosts Nepal. Three SAFF teams here.
E: Turkmenistan, Philippines, Cambodia, Brunei
Advantage for hosts Philippines. Turkmenistan defeated them this year in semi-finals. Three AFF teams here.