The Selecao will be desperate to put the disappointing reaction of their supporters behind them but will need to up their game if they are to secure an emphatic win
Dani Alves, Dede, David Luiz, Marcelo
Lucas, Oscar, Neymar
L. Jianye, Y. Yang, Z. Peng, T. Miao
Z. Xuri, H. Peng, H. Junmin, L. Chao
Z. Ting, G. Lin
Brazil failed to impress their fans as they laboured to a 1-0 win over South Africa in their first full international at home in over a year, but Mano Menezes will make just one change to that team.
Having come on from the bench to score the winner against the Bafana Bafana, Hulk is awarded with a spot in the starting line-up. However, it will not come on his favoured right side with the coach opting to drop Leandro Damiao instead of Lucas Moura for the Zenit St Petersburg forward.
The defence remains the same despite looking somewhat frail against South Africa but Paulinho has been ruled out of the clash due to injury.
Jose Antonio Camacho is a few changes to the line-up that suffered a narrow 1-0 loss to Sweden last week. Tang Miao could be in line to start at right back with Zhao Xuri set to be the only survivor in midfield. Wang Dalei will continue in goal while Zhao Ting and Gao Lin are expected to lead the line for Team Dragon.
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Brazil's 1-0 win over South Africa last Friday was their first game in front of their home fans, excluding the Superclasico de las Americas which was not recognised by Fifa, since June 7, 2011, when they defeated Romania 1-0.
- The last time that these two teams met was in 2003. The Selecao were held to a goalless draw in Guangzhou.
- Arouca made his international debut against South Africa, leaving Cassio (pictured right) as the only uncapped player in the squad.
- Brazil will play a third fixture at home on September 19 when they host Argentina, but only domestic-based players will be selected for the game.
- China have not won a match against a team from outside of Asia since the 1-0 win over Jamaica in August 2011.
- Team Dragon are currently placed 78th in the Fifa rankings, a full 66 spots behind Friday's opponents.
- China tasted defeat in their only other fixture against the Canarinho, which came in 2002. A 4-0 loss in Jeju came courtesy of goals from icons Rivaldo, Ronaldo, Roberto Carlos and Ronaldinho.
- Camacho's men have already been eliminated from qualifying for the World Cup and thus have no chance of a return to Brazil in 2014.