With host nation Kuwait already assured of a place in the tournament, the 30 participating Member Associations (MAs) were divided into the East and West Zones while the Central and South Zones were combined.
For the combined Central and South Zones, 12-time champion Iran was drawn in Group A alongside Kyrgyz Republic, Turkmenistan and Maldives. Four-time runner-up Uzbekistan will face Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Nepal in Group B.
In the East Zone, three-time champion Japan will have China PR and Mongolia for company in Group A, while Chinese Taipei, Korea Republic and Hong Kong are in Group B.
Matches will be played between April 1-15, 2022 with UAE hosting the West Zone.
In the West Zone, Iraq – who finished fourth in 2018 – will have Bahrain and United Arab Emirates for company in Group B, while Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Palestine and newcomers Oman were drawn in Group A.
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