AFF Suzuki Cup Final: Players to watch

FOX Sports Asia looks at some of the players who could play a key role in the final of the AFF Suzuki Cup.

Siroch Chattong (Thailand)
The big center-forward had a huge impact in the semifinal against Myanmar after coming on as a half-time substitute, scoring one goal and generally causing havoc in the Myanmar defence. And although he is not prolific, coach Kiatisuk Senamuang will probably start Siroch in the final and present him with a chance to create chaos in the Indonesian ranks. Starter or substitute, either way Indonesia had better watch out.

Manahati Lestusen (Indonesia)

The 23-year old midfielder has been consistently outstanding on Indonesia’s route to the final, putting in masterful midfield displays during the group stages, while helping out in defence during the first leg of the semifinal. He even stepped forward to take the extra-time spot kick that put the Garudas into the final, keeping his cool in an extremely high-pressure situation.

Tristan Do (Thailand)

The French-born full-back has been one of the unsung heroes of the War Elephants’ march to the final with his dazzling displays along the flanks. The 23-year old has the energy of two players and supports attacks just as well as he defends. A real find for the Thais.

Fachrudin Aryanto (Indonesia)

Boaz Solossa and Stefano Lilipaly may have been making all the headlines for Indonesia, but Fachrudin has lead the Indonesian defence valiantly throughout the tournament. Strong in the challenge and a good header of the ball, Fachrudin also poses a threat from set pieces, bagging a goal against the Philippines in the group stage. Will have his hands full against the Thais, but what better stage to prove oneself?

Sarach Yooyen (Thailand)

Yooyen is a ball-playing midfielder with an eye for a killer pass. The 24-year old midfield general has been dominant in the middle of the park throughout the tournament. Tough in the tackle, yet skillful enough to make a difference in attack as he has shown with a number of assists. Provides the perfect foil for the more adventurous Chanathip Songkrasin.

Boaz Solossa (Indonesia)

The Garudas captain and attacking spearhead has been on fire in the tournament so far, bagging three goals and leading the Indonesian line with consistently high levels of energy. Ably supported by Stefano Lilipaly, Solossa will be looking to carry on where he left off against the Thais after scoring against them in the group stage.

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