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Coach Nuengruethai Sathongwieng plans to make Thailand proud as she prepares her team for the 2015 Fifa Women’s World Cup

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Thailand women’s football coach Nuengruethai Sathongwieng has been in seventh heaven ever since her girls made football history last month by qualifying for the 2015 Fifa Women’s World Cup, which will be held in Canada. 

Thailand women's football coach Nuengruethai Sathongwieng.

The women defeated Vietnam 2-1 in the fifth place play-off of the 2014 AFC Women’s Asian Cup in Ho Chi Minh City in late May, making them the first Thai team in history to qualify for the World Cup at the senior level.

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