36 years of waiting have come to an end. Messi’s Argentina beat France to win the FIFA World Cup. Messi’s World Cup dream came true with a 4-2 win over France in a tiebreaker on Sunday night. But Canada’s famous rapper Drake lost $ 1 million after betting on behalf of Argentina. Several international media reports have claimed so.
Argentine die-hard Drake has been supporting the Albiceleste since the start of the World Cup. Maybe Lionel Messi has bet such a big amount in favor of winning the World Cup out of emotion. Argentina eventually became world champions. But why did this rapper lose $ 1 million?
When the whole world is emotional about Messi’s World Cup victory, Drake has to hit his head. But the question is why did Drake make money by betting on Messi’s victory? A French newspaper reported that extra-time results do not count in markets where Drake gambled. The score is considered valid only if the match is won in 90 minutes.
But Drake was well on his way to winning the bet. Lionel Messi’s penalty and Angel Di Maria’s goal made Argentina lead 2-0 after playing almost one-sidedly until the 80th minute of the match. Drake must have been jumping for joy at that point. But French star Kylian Mbappe scored two consecutive goals (one a penalty) to level the match within two minutes. Drake lost the bet there. Lost $ 1 million.
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In extra time, Messi’s goal led 3-2 again, but Mbappe’s penalty did not allow Argentina to win even in 120 minutes. However, an incredible save by Martinez in the 119th minute saved Argentina from defeat. The game goes to a tiebreaker. Messi won their third World Cup with a 4-2 margin thanks to Martinez’s heroics.
Many fans often make fun of Drake for betting on sports. It is also said that the teams that Drake supports end up losing. Last month, Drake lost nearly 17 million rupees by betting on Israel Adesanya in the UFC bout. AS Roma was even banned once for taking pictures with Drake.
Drake made his debut in the showbiz world by playing the role of a high school student in the Canadian sitcom ‘Degrassi’. According to the information provided by Celebrity Net Worth, the businessman is worth USD 250 million.