Two terrible mistakes from captain Le Thi Thuong and goalkeeper Dang Thi Kieu Trinh handed Thailand a 2-1 victory over the home team Vietnam in the fifth-place play-off match at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women's Asian Cup on the night of May 21.

At Thong Nhat Stadium in Ho Chi Minh City, striker Kanjana Sung-Ngoen was Thailand's heroine, scoring both goals for her team in the second half to help Thailand repeat their victory over Vietnam in the final at the Southeast Asian Games last December in Myanmar.

Nguyen Thi Tuyet Dung was the scorer for a below-par Vietnam in the 85th minute with a powerful shot that hit the underside of the crossbar before rattling the net.

The victory not only gives the Thais a fifth finish for the first time at the continent's biggest women's football competition, but also hands them a place at the FIFA Women's World Cup next year in Canada.

Vietnam's head coach, Chen Yun Fa, was not pleased with his players, and said they had failed to show what they did in previous games, especially in defence. He also congratulated Thailand for securing the World Cup berth.-VNA