The Drake Curse Saga Continues: Rapper Loses $1 Million Bet on World Cup Final

The guy just can’t catch a break.

The Canadian rapper, Drake, has suffered a staggering loss of $1 million after placing a bet on the FIFA World Cup final match between France and Argentina in Qatar.

The finale, which took place yesterday, ended with a draw of 3-3, after which it moved to a penalty shootout. Argentina secured the victory following the penalties, which resulted in Drake losing the eye-watering sum of money.

According to Vulture, the Rich Flex artist had bet in a market where extra time is ignored and the outcome is decided based on the final score after 90 minutes of play. This determined how he lost his bet even though Argentina won the World Cup final.

Drake revealed to his Instagram followers that he had put his money on stakes, and that $2.75 million would have been his reward for winning. However, he deleted the post later on.

A video of Drake expressing his support for Argentina also popped up online. In one clip, the co-founder of OVO Sound was seen saying, “I’ll take Argentina, he’ll take France”.

The Toronto-native rapper is probably used to losing wagers in the world of sports. Some people have even linked game losses to the ‘Drake curse’.


Drake has recently lost a lot of money after placing bets on other sporting events. He lost a $2 million wager on a UFC match earlier this year when middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, was beaten by Alex Pereira at UFC 281, which took place on 12 November in New York.

Moreover, after betting more than $200,000 on Formula 1 driver Charles Leclerc to win the Spanish Grand Prix in May, Drake also lost more than $200,000.

As soon as Team Canada was kicked out of this year’s World Cup, Canadian sports enthusiasts joked online about the rapper and his ‘curse’.