Kanjana Sungngoen is Thailand’s top scorer at this Asian Cup so far with a lone goal against Jordan and a brace against the Philippines.

Stajcic mentioned her in his press conference, noting her speed as a potential threat to the Australian defence.

The 31-year-old is no stranger to important, knockout games.

Her two goals at the 2014 Asian Cup in the World Cup playoff against Vietnam secured her country’s passage to their first ever World Cup in Canada in 2015.

What to expect?

You can’t help but think back to the game in Perth when thinking about how this game might pan out.

While it was a warm-up game, there is a certain level of confidence that can be taken from a result like that but Stajcic is not about to become complacent because his team beat their opponents a few weeks ago.

“We’re expecting a tough contest … they look very good, they look very strong on the counter attack,” he said.

It is this potential threat on the counter that bodes as Thailand’s best option for goals.

While the South-East Asian nation still has the services of Sung-ngoen, they will be without the other player Stajcic mentioned in his media appearance, Suchawadee Nildhamrong.

The 21-year old who scored a brace against Jordan has been released to return to university in the US to take exams.

This could be a huge blow for the team as her hold up play and ability to find the back of the net would have been important in this semi-final.

Stajcic must strike the balance between giving players a rest to ensure they are fresh and putting out a strong squad.

Luckily, depth and versatility are two words the Matildas know plenty about.

The likes of Alex Chidiac, who started that game in Perth, and Aivi Luik could easily come into the starting XI for this game as the Matildas search for a third straight appearance in the Asian Cup final.

Match details

Australia v Thailand 

King Abdullah II Stadium, Amman

Kick-off: 11:45pm AEST (4:45pm local)

Live on Fox Sports 501

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