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 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 six-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 score.
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.