Young Matildas narrowly lose to Thailand

The Young Matildas have missed out on a spot in the final of the AFF Women's Championship after a 2-1 semi-final loss to Thailand on Tuesday night.

Australia will now take on host nation Myanmar on Thursday in the playoff for third spot in the tournament.

Despite making nine changes to the side that played the final group match, the Young Matildas made the perfect start in the semi and took the lead inside 11 minutes.

Grace Maher intercepted a pass out of Thailand’s defence before surging towards goal and showing great composure to score.