Argentina and Messi broke their both their world cup duck and the DRAKE curse. Argentina had last won the world cup in 1986 with the late legend Diego Maradona. Despite Drake CORRECTLY predicting Argentina would win the World Cup final, the rapper still managed to lose US$1mil.
The rapper ended his famous curse for wrong tips – but it was a Messi ending as he’d put a seven-figure bet on victory over France to come in NINETY minutes.
Kylian Mbappe’s late double made it 2-2 after normal time to ruin the Canadian’s wager. The French striker then fired home his 3rd goal on 118 minutes to level it 3-3 and become only the second ever hat-trick scorer in a World Cup final, only for Argentina to win the shootout 4-2.
That gave two-goal Lionel Messi the perfect World Cup finale as the PSG star added the only major honour missing from his cabinet. But in contrast it left the rapper feeling the blues as he lost $1m – about £820,000.
Drake had earlier posted a picture of his betslip on Instagram showing the huge stake. Had he won he could more than doubled his money to around $2.75million. But fans were sceptical – due to the “Drake curse”.
Drake previously backed boxer Anthony Joshua to beat Andy Ruiz Jr only for the Brit to suffer a shock KO.
He also was pictured with Manchester United star Jadon Sancho while he was at Borussia Dortmund. Sancho and his team then lost to rivals Bayern Munich. Other sports stars such as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Conor McGregor as Ligue 1 side PSG have fallen victims to the Drake curse.