Thailand booked their France 2019 berth by reaching the semi-finals of the AFC Women’s Asian Cup, where they finished fourth - their best result in the competition in 32 years. It could have been better still as they came within a whisker of reaching the final, losing out on penalties to Australia in the last four.
In her first stint as Thailand’s head coach, she led the team to their first appearance at a FIFA Women's World Cup, and to their first victory at the finals - a 3-2 win over Côte d'Ivoire. Sathongwien returned to the job in October 2017 and guided the team to France 2019.
The goals of the veteran striker were crucial to Thailand's success in reaching Canada 2015 and France 2019. Speedy, strong and experienced, Sungngoen will be again a key weapon in the Chaba Kaew attacking arsenal.