Moments before the start of the World Cup final, Aubrey Drake Graham, popularly known as Drake, shared on his social networks the incredible bet he made: a million dollars was played in favor of the Argentina team.
The bet made by the Canadian rapper had a coefficient of 2.75 and if the South American team had won the final in regulation time, the musician would have won $2,750,000. That did not happen because France, with 9 minutes to go, equalized the Actions. The bet, as happened on other occasions, the artist made using Bitcoin.
In most of the betting houses the French team, champion in the 2018 World Cup in Russia, he was a slight favorite over the team led by Lionel Messi. Against this trend, a video released on social networks, hours before the match, shows the rapper wearing a jacket from Naples – the Italian team in which Diego Maradona shone – in which he affirms that he will lean towards Argentina.
Other Drake bets
The rapper is a sports fan and it is not the first time that he has not hit his forecasts. In August lost over $430,000 by betting on two UFC mixed martial arts fights.
If the artist wears a team jersey, pose next to a athlete or publicly support a team or player, they have everything to lose. It got to such a point that the Roma joked in 2019 that he had forbidden all his players to take photos with the Canadian to avoid his bad luck.
The beginning of this story dates back to 2013. That year Drake bet $6,000 on Kentucky winning the NCAA final, but surprisingly they fell to Wisconsin. Then came the defeat of the Miami Heat in the NBA after celebrating a victory with him, the fall of Serena Williams before Roberta Vinci at the US Open and the misfortune of Johnny Manziel going from being number 1 in the NFL draft to being out of the league after tattooing the logo of the singer.
Other episodes were: McGregor’s defeat against Khabib Nurmagomedovthat of Alabama against Clemson, that of Anthony Joshua against Andy Ruiz Jr and Leclerc’s abandonment in Formula 1 when the artist bet $230,000 that he would win the Grand Prix of spain. All of them had posed with the rapper or he had bet on them.
El Borussia Dortmund de Jadon Sancho He was thrashed by Bayern Munich in 2019 after the Englishman posed with the Canadian. Sergio Aguero he missed a penalty against Tottenham and caused the defeat of Manchester City in the 2019 Champions League. For his part, Aubameyang lost to Arsenal against Everton after being at one of their concerts.
With each antecedent, the superstition grew gigantic. The last episode was with FC Barcelona, who played with the logo of the Canadian El Clásico against Real Madrid. The blaugrana fell heavily defeated.
The Argentine team achieved its third world title by beating France in a penalty shootout (4-2) after finishing extra time drawing 3-3. Thus, he returned to South America the universal scepter, which he had not held since Brazil beat Germany in the decisive match of the tournament held in South Korea/Japan 2002.
La Albiceleste completed the trio of titles after those achieved at home in 1978 against the Netherlands (3-1) and in Mexico 1986 against Federal Germany (3-2).
Brazil leads the list of champions with five crowns, one more than Germany and Italy. Argentina is fourth alone, with one more than France and Uruguay. They close with one, England and Spain.
Since the 2002 South Korea/Japan World Cup, European teams had dominated the tournament. Italy, in Germany 2006; Spain, in South Africa 2010; the ‘Mannschaft’, in Brazil 2014; and France, in Russia 2018. Until in Qatar 2022 Argentina cut that streak.
Total, Europa dominates the World Cup history with twelve titles. South America has ten, thanks to five from Brazil, three from Argentina and two from Uruguay.
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