Great Britain's return to the men's football tournament for the first time since 1960 turned flat when
But Giggs was left fuming at the robust
"There were a few naughty challenges in there and a few of our lads are probably struggling for Sunday now," said Giggs.
"There was no consistency.
"I don't know how many fouls the number 10 had but in a Premier League game he'd probably have been sent off three times."
"From where I was sitting there was nothing in that (the Bellamy tackle)," he said.
"I know these boys very well and I know they would never do anything harsh.
"I am surprised at what people are saying, given this is
"I can't say I saw a bad tackle on the pitch."
The argument overshadowed what had been an enjoyable experience for a crowd in excess of 72,000, who thought they would be cheering
"It would have been nice to win the game," said Pearce.
"There were one or two nervous faces in the dressing room before the match.
"Some elements of our play were very good, but there are others, including our movement of the ball, that we need to work on."
Pearce confirmed he had no problem with Giggs and the other Welsh members of his squad opting not to sing God Save the Queen.
And he refused to be drawn into an argument over
"I am delighted Gareth's injury has mended itself quicker than he - or I - expected it would."
London 2012 has given women's football in the UK an 'unprecedented platform' on which to create a lasting legacy, according to the Football Association's head of national game Kelly Simmons.