France eased into the knockout stage of the Under-20 World Cup after beating Vietnam 4-0 on Thursday. Jean Augustin scored twice to atone for his fifth-minute penalty miss, and another scorer was Marcus Thuram, the son of 1998 World Cup winner Lilian Thuram.
France tops Group E ahead of New Zealand, which beat Honduas 3-1.
The United States moved to the brink of advancing from Group F after edging Senegal 1-0 with Josh Sargent’s third goal of the tournament in just his second cap.
The U.S. needs a point against Saudi Arabia on Saturday to be certain of a place in the second round. The Saudis kept their hopes alive by bowling over Ecuador 2-1.