Internationals: Giroud and Kovacic hit braces, Ziyech and Hudson-Odoi also on target

Earlier in the day, in African Cup of Nations qualifying, Hakim Ziyech continued his fine form with another goal as Morocco defeated Central African Republic 2-0 in Cameroon. The Wizard opened the scoring, before Sevilla’s Youssef En-Nesyri added the second in added time to all but secure their place at the 33rd AFCON.

Baba Rahman was also in AFCON qualifying action, but his Ghana side were defeated 1-0 away to Sudan meaning they still have work to do to ensure qualification.

On Monday night Matt Miazga, who is currently on loan in Belgium at Anderlecht, played 80 minutes for the United States in a big friendly victory over Panama in a game held in Austria.

A young American side ran out 6-2 winners despite going behind to an early goal. Christian Pulisic was named in the USA squad and originally joined up with the camp ahead of their earlier friendly against Wales, but returned to Cobham to continue his recovery from a hamstring problem.

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