ISTANBUL – 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.