Drake placed a $1m bet on Argentina to win the tournament in normal time
While it might seem the “Drake curse” has been broken after he picked Argentina to win the 2022 World Cup, the Canadian rapper still lost the $1 million bet he placed on the South American country.
The fabled Drake curse was named in the late 2010s for the propensity of sports teams (especially soccer teams) to lose major titles when endorsed by Drizzy, whether by way of something as simple as Drake taking selfies with players or being spotted wearing a particular team’s jersey.
Before the World Cup final was played yesterday, Drake placed a $1m bet on Argentina to win the tournament in normal time. As posted on Drake’s Instagram Story, he made the bet on Stakes and would’ve earned $2.75 million if he had won.
Because the game was still tied 3-3 following 3 late dramatic goals from French star, Kylian Mbappe, before regulation time expired, Drake missed out on his $2.75 million bounty.
Argentina eventually won the World Cup after defeating France 4-2 on penalties.
In other news,
Lionel Messi has revealed he does not intend to retire from international football after Argentina’s dramatic World Cup final victory.
The 35-year-old got his hands on football’s biggest prize, netting twice in the final game against France. His penalty and Angel di Maria’s first-half strike put Argentina 2-0 up at half-time, but Kylian Mbappe scored twice in 97 seconds to send it to extra-time.
Messi found the back of the net for the seventh time in Qatar, only for Mbappe to equalise again as the final went to penalties.
Both scored in the shootout but Kingsley Coman and Aurelien Tchouameni were then unable to convert their spot-kicks, before Gonzalo Montiel gave Argentina a 4-2 win on penalties after it finished 3-3 at the end of 120 minutes.
Speaking after the match, Messi insisted the game would not be his final international game.
“No, I’m not gonna retire from the national team,” Messi told TyC Sports.
“I want to keep playing as World Cup champions with the Argentina shirt.”
On lifting the World Cup, he added: “I knew that God was going to give it to me.” Read more here