Giggs: Wales’s great­est night

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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

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