Drake places $1MILLION bet on Argentina to beat France and lift the World Cup, just one month after losing $2million on UFC fight… with Lionel Messi now needing to overcome the rapper’s ‘curse’ to make history in Qatar
- Drake placed a mammoth bet on Argentina to beat France in the World Cup final
- The Canadian rapper posted the $1million bet on Instagram ahead of the final
- Drake has placed a number of significant bets on sporting events this year
- Argentina are slight underdogs heading into the final against holders France
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Canadian rapper Drake has placed a $1m bet on Argentina to beat France in the World Cup final, with Lionel Messi and his team-mates now needing to overcome the ‘Drake curse’ if they are to lift the trophy.
Footage emerged on social media of Drake, wearing the kit of Serie A leaders Napoli, declaring his support for Argentina in the World Cup final.
‘I’ll take Argentina, he’ll take France. That will be a vibe,’ Drake said in the footage that appears to be filmed in a studio with a friend.
Drake has placed a $1 million bet on Argentina to beat France in the World Cup final
The Canadian rapper posted the bet on Instagram ahead of the World Cup final in Qatar
Drake has further thrown his support behind Argentina by placing a $1million bet on the South Americans.
The rapper posted the bet on Instagram, with the wager giving him returns of $2.75million should Argentina triumph at the Lusail Stadium.
The Canadian has placed a series of mammoth bets on sporting events in recent months.
He lost over $2 million betting on former UFC champion Israel Adesanya to defend his title against Alex Pereira last month.
A previous football bet saw Drake place $649,000 on an accumulator featuring Barcelona to win El Clasico against Real Madrid and Arsenal to beat Leeds.
Drake announced his support for Argentina in the final in a video published on social media
Lionel Messi and Argentina are slight underdogs heading into the World Cup final
Arsenal recorded a 1-0 win over Leeds in the Premier League, but Barcelona were beaten 3-1 by Real Madrid.
Drake also wagered $230,000 on Charles Leclerc to win the Spanish Grand Prix this year, only for the Ferrari driver to suffer engine failure.
The ‘Drake curse’ has been repeatedly cited, with numerous teams and athletes losing an upcoming sporting event after coming into contact with the rapper.
Canada’s national team suffered a group stage exit in Qatar without winning a match, shortly after posing with Drake.
Conor McGregor suffered defeat in the UFC after being pictured with Drake, while Anthony Joshua was stunned by Andy Ruiz Jr in their first heavyweight world title fight in 2019.
The same year saw PSG suffer a 5-1 loss to Lille, Sergio Aguero miss a penalty against Tottenham in the Champions League and Jadon Sancho’s Borussia Dortmund fall to a 5-0 loss to Bayern Munich.
France heads into the final as narrow favorite and are seeking to retain the World Cup, after winning the tournament in 2018 in Russia.
But all eyes will be on Messi who, at 35, has one final chance to win the trophy that has evaded him throughout his career.
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