U-20 World Cup - Sanogo strikes in France win, Spain come back for victory

Arsenal new boy Yaya Sanogo was on target as France breezed past hosts Turkey 4-1 in the last 16 of the U-20 World Cup.

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Yaya Sanogo of France celebrates after scoring a goal against Turkey during their round of 16 football match at the FIFA Under 20 World Cup at the Kamil Ocak stadium in Gaziantep on July 2, 2013. (AFP)

The French had few problems in progressing to a quarter-final against Uzbekistan, who overcame Greece 3-1.

Geoffrey Kondogbia opened the scoring after latching on to a Sanogo header, and Jean Christophe Bahebeck doubled the advantage before the break.

Sanogo scored the third midway through the second half with a composed finish, while Jordan Vertout made it four before Sinan Bakis' consolation strike.

Uzbekistan scored two second-half penalties to get past Greece in a game which saw a pair of red cards and three penalties.

A second quarter-final was determined as Spain, 2-1 winners over Mexico, set up a showdown against Uruguay, who defeated Nigeria by the same score.

The Spaniards were down within two minutes courtesy of a sumptuous volley from Arturo Gonzalez, but held on to level through Derik and then win in the 90th minute courtesy of Jese.

Uruguay were also indebted to a late winner, with Nicolas Lopez scoring an 84-minute winner from the penalty spot against 10-man Nigeria.

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