Giggs: Wales’s greatest night
London: Ryan Giggs said it represented the “greatest night in Welsh football history,” after Wales beat Belgium to reach the semi-finals of Euro 2016.
Victory in Lille saw Wales into the last four of a major tournament for the first time in their history. It was a result made all the more impressive by the fact that this was Wales’s first appearance in a leading global event since they were beaten by eventual champions Brazil in the quarter-finals of the 1958 World Cup in Sweden. Manchester United great Giggs, a former Wales captain, was in no doubt of the signficance of his country’s 3-1 win over Belgium, which set up a semi-final against Portugal.
“I’m so proud,” said the 42-yearold in his role as a pundit for British broadcaster ITV.
“It’s quite simply the greatest night in Welsh football history, the best result in Welsh football history but more impressively, it was the best performance. “To make a team ranked second in the world look so ordinary and in the end win comfortably is very impressive.” Reuters