De Vanna was part of Australia's first ever Asian Cup final squad in 2006 which took place in Adelaide. 

The Matildas didn't win that one as China won 4-2 in a penalty shootout at Hindmarsh Stadium. 

It was the first ever major tournament at home but it was the Matildas first Asian Cup in 31 years after their first in 1975.

"Back then all I remember then was Tommi telling me and the team that we could defend well now it's your turn to score goals," De Vanna said.

She is by far one of the most experienced players in the squad sitting second in the all-time appearances with 136 and counting.

Cheryl Salisbury, an influence on De Vanna when she was young, sits on 151 appearances.

"For me when we talk about women's football, she the one person I have respect for," she said.

"She guided me and mentored me for many many years," De Vanna added.

De Vanna is still chasing that inclusive 50 goals, she sits at 45 currently, she believes that she will get there. 

The Matildas take on Japan early tomorrow morning (3am AEST) and it will be live on FoxSports 501.