Saudi Arabia were left to rue a penalty miss as they suffered a 1-0 loss to China in Brisbane on Saturday night.
Naif Hazazi missed a second-half spot-kick for Cosmin Olaroiu's men, who will be without Nasser Al Shamrani for the Asian Cup.
Hazazi had slowed down his run-up, but he put his penalty straight at Wang Dalei after the goalkeeper had dived to his left.
And his team were punished in the 80th minute when Yu Hai's long-range free-kick took a deflection and found the bottom corner
China joined Uzbekistan as winners in Group B.