China will face Saudi Arabia on Tuesday in the fifth round of AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers in Xi'an, China.
While the visitors have qualified for the finals of 2015 Asian Cup, the hosts need a win to secure a place in the finals in Australia.
China's national team has been preparing for their second encounter with Group C leader - Saudi Arabia.
Having already beaten Indonesia 1-0 last Friday in the fourth round of AFC Asian Cup qualifiers, second placed China, are holding a four point advantage with two games remaining, and need a win to secure a place in the 2015 Asian Cup finals.
At the pre-match news conference, China's caretaker coach Fu Bo mentioned the return to fitness of AFC Champions League winning left-back Sun Xiang for the crucial match.