France beats Uzbekistan 4-0 to reach U20 WC semis

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Associated Press

Posted on July 7, 2013 at 9:02 AM

ISTANBUL (AP) — France defeated Uzbekistan 4-0 to reach the semifinals of the Under-20 World Cup on Saturday.

Yaya Sanogo scored in the 31st minute, and Paul Pogba and Florian Thauvin added goals from the penalty spot to give France a 3-0 halftime lead.

A diving header from defender Kurt Zouma in the 64th minute made it 4-0.

France will next play Ghana or Chile, who meet in the quarterfinals on Sunday.

Later Saturday, Uruguay played Spain in the second quarterfinal.

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