They had started looking short of confidence and wary of what was to face them, but the match ended with Giggs taking a standing ovation having tried everything to fashion an unlikely victory.
The draw will do more for the Republic of Ireland´s chances now in Group D, but Giggs gave everyone a lasting memory of his brilliance in a much-improved Wales second-half display.
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