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Thais target World Cup spot

War Elephants beat Vietnam in AFF final

Thailand coach Mano Polking lifts the trophy as he celebrates with his players and staff after winning the Mitsubishi Electric Cup at Thammasat Stadium on Monday. (Reuters photo)

Thailand aim to become a force in Asia and claim their first-ever World Cup berth after retaining the Asean title on Monday night.

The War Elephants secured their second successive Asean crown after beating Vietnam 1-0 in the second leg of the AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup final for a 3-2 aggregate win to cement their status as the leading side in Southeast Asian football.

A fierce 24th-minute drive from captain Theerathon Bunmathan was enough for the home team to win in a scrappy…

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