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Women's World Cup: Ivory Coast vs. Thailand

Thanatta Chawong scored an insurance goal in the 75th minute which proved the difference and Thailand beat Ivory Coast 3-2 in their Women's World Cup opening group game on Thursday.

Thailand improved its group record to 1-1-0 with three points while Ivory Coast, 10-0 losers to Germany in its opener, fell to 0-2-0.

Ivory Coast opened the scoring just four minutes in. A corner kick pinballed in the 6-yard box until Ange Nguessan was able to get her left foot on it and beat Thailand goalkeeper Waraporn Boonsing for a 1-0 lead.

In the 26th minute, Anootsara Maijarern took a seemingly offside long feed on the left wing and passed to Orathai Srimanee, who volleyed it by goalkeeper Dominique Thaimale to even the game held in Ottawa, Ontario.

Srimanee made it 2-1 in first half stoppage time, heading home a service from Rattikan Thongsombut. The ball hit the crossbar and came straight down, but review confirmed it completely crossed the goal line.

Josee Nahi cut the deficit to one in the 88th minute, but a tying attempt by Christine Lohoues in injury time hit the crossbar and deflected out of bounds.

Ivory Coast coach Clementine Toure talks to Rita
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Ivory Coast coach Clementine Toure talks to Rita Akaffou during the first half of a FIFA Women's World Cup soccer match against Thailand in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on Thursday, June 11, 2015. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

Thailand's Orathai Srimanee (L) celebrates after scoring against
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Thailand's Orathai Srimanee (L) celebrates after scoring against Ivory Coast during a Group B match at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup at Lansdowne Stadium in Ottawa on June 11, 2015. AFP PHOTO/NICHOLAS KAMMNICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

Ivory Coast's Binta Diakite dribbles past Thailand's Sunisa
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Ivory Coast's Binta Diakite dribbles past Thailand's Sunisa Srangthaisong during a Group B match at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup at Lansdowne Stadium in Ottawa on June 11, 2015. AFP PHOTO/NICHOLAS KAMMNICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

Thailand's Duangnapa Sritala clears the ball in front
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Thailand's Duangnapa Sritala clears the ball in front of Ivory Coast's Ines Nrehy during a Group B match at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup at Lansdowne Stadium in Ottawa on June 11, 2015. AFP PHOTO/NICHOLAS KAMMNICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

Ivory Coast's Raymonde Kacou reacts to the team's
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Ivory Coast's Raymonde Kacou reacts to the team's 3-2 loss loss to Thailand during a FIFA Women's World Cup soccer match in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on Thursday, June 11, 2015. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

Thailand celebrates a 3-2 win over Ivory Coast
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Thailand celebrates a 3-2 win over Ivory Coast during a FIFA Women's World Cup soccer match in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on Thursday, June 11, 2015. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

Thailand's Pikul Khueanpet, right, fights for the ball
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Thailand's Pikul Khueanpet, right, fights for the ball against Ivory Coast's Ida Guehai during a FIFA Women's World Cup soccer match in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on Thursday, June 11, 2015. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

Thailand fans celebrate after their team defeated the
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Thailand fans celebrate after their team defeated the Ivory Coast 3-2 in a FIFA Women's World Cup soccer match in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on Thursday, June 11, 2015. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

Thailand's Orathai Srimanee, right, attempts to kick the
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Thailand's Orathai Srimanee, right, attempts to kick the ball away from Ivory Coast's Fatou Coulibaly during a FIFA Women's World Cup soccer match in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on Thursday, June 11, 2015. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

Ivory Coast's Fernande Tchetche (13) defends as Thailand's
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Ivory Coast's Fernande Tchetche (13) defends as Thailand's Nisa Romyen (23) controls the ball during the first half of a FIFA Women's World Cup soccer match in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on Thursday, June 11, 2015. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

Ivory Coast's Ange Nguessan celebrates after scoring against
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Ivory Coast's Ange Nguessan celebrates after scoring against Thailand during a Group B match at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup at Lansdowne Stadium in Ottawa on June 11, 2015. AFP PHOTO/NICHOLAS KAMMNICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

Thailand players celebrate after scoring against Ivory Coast
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Thailand players celebrate after scoring against Ivory Coast during the first half of a FIFA Women's World Cup soccer match in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on Thursday, June 11, 2015. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

Ivory Coast's Ange Nguessan (2nd L) celebrates after
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Ivory Coast's Ange Nguessan (2nd L) celebrates after scoring against Thailand during a Group B match at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup at Lansdowne Stadium in Ottawa on June 11, 2015. AFP PHOTO/NICHOLAS KAMMNICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

Ivory Coast's Ange N'Guessan, left, celebrates her goal
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Ivory Coast's Ange N'Guessan, left, celebrates her goal against Thailand with teammate Rita Akaffou during the first half of a FIFA Women's World Cup match in Ottawa, Ontario on Thursday, June 11, 2015.

Ivory Coast's Ines Nrehy (8) is helped by
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Ivory Coast's Ines Nrehy (8) is helped by Thailand goalkeeper Waraporn Boonsing (1) during the first half of a FIFA Women's World Cup soccer match in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on Thursday, June 11, 2015. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

Thailand goalkeeper Waraporn Boonsing clears the ball against
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Thailand goalkeeper Waraporn Boonsing clears the ball against Ivory Coast during the first half of a FIFA Women's World Cup soccer match in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on Thursday, June 11, 2015. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

Ivory Coast's Ange N'Guessan (10) and Thailand goalkeeper
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Ivory Coast's Ange N'Guessan (10) and Thailand goalkeeper Waraporn Boonsing (1) vie for the ball during the first half of a FIFA Women's World Cup soccer match in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on Thursday, June 11, 2015. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

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