World-famous singer Drake wager $1 million that Argentina would win the World Cup last in opposition to France on Sunday. However regardless of the sport’s last end result, he nonetheless misplaced the money.
Whereas Argentina did pull by, Drake’s wager was positioned within the 1×2 market, which doesn’t account for further time.
At first it seemed as if the star was in luck, and he might win $2.75 million again, as Argentina was forward 2-0 by half time. However Drake’s hopes have been misplaced within the house of simply two minutes when France’s Kylian Mbappé scored two targets, equalizing the scoreboard and turning the sport round.
Each groups scored once more in further time, and Argentina lastly earned their trophy in a nail-biting spherical of penalties.
Drake’s daring gamble isn’t his first, because the musician has already wager on a number of sports activities video games this 12 months. In February, he positioned $1.26 million between three wagers for the Rams to win the Tremendous Bowl over the Cincinnati Bengals, taking dwelling $1.4 million.
However he’s additionally constructed up a popularity for siding with dropping groups, resulting in a widespread joke that he has a curse. Drake misplaced $100,000 in April when he wagered on the Duke Blue Devils successful in opposition to the North Carolina Tar Heels within the Ultimate 4.
In October, FC Barcelona misplaced in opposition to Actual Madrid after Drake wager of their favor; the crew had even worn a equipment bearing the star’s OVO sound brand as a part of a sponsorship by Spotify.
In November, Drake misplaced $1.5 million when he wager on Israel Adesanya to win in opposition to Alex Pereira in a UFC middleweight title combat.
The “curse” even extends past his main bets; after Drake took an image with Manchester Metropolis participant Sergio Aguero, the crew exited the Champions League. Roma even banned their crew from taking photographs with the singer in 2019.
This time, nevertheless, Drake’s supposed curse seems to have solely affected the person himself.
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