Drake bets on Argentina to win, wearing a Napoli jersey

Canadian rapper Drake has supported Argentina and Lionel Messi to win the 2022 World Cup in Qatar on Sunday. While innocent to begin with, the musician has now earned a reputation for routinely bringing bad luck to a team or player by choosing to support them.

The “Drake curse” first came to prominence in 2016 when the Golden State Warriors, a team that had won 73 regular season games – a record they had surpassed the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls 72-10, with Lost 4-3 in the NBA Finals, after leading 3-1. Up to that point, no team in NBA history had lost a Finals series by a 3-1 lead.

The next prominent ‘Drake curse’ moment was when he ran off with Conor McGregor in his lightweight bout against Khabib Nurmagomedov. The fight was touted as two of the greatest UFC lightweights ever to face each other and many believed McGregor would find a way to win. What followed was a Nurmagomedov finish in the fourth round.

It wasn’t until 2022 that Drake bet on Kamaru Usman, a dominant UFC welterweight champion. Usman led his fight for four rounds and then was knocked out in the final round in an improbable fashion. Drake also supported Barcelona to beat Real Madrid in the El Clásico derby, which Madrid eventually won 3-1.

The rapper has “cursed” many with his association and bets and now he sets his sights on Argentina. “I take Argentina, he takes France. That will be a vibe,” Drake said in a TikTok video, wearing a Napoli jersey. Napoli was the club where Diego Maradona played from 1984 to 1991.

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Argentina is on the verge of a World Cup victory. In his second World Cup final, Lionel Messi enters the Lusail Stadium with a glimmer of hope – a hope that is echoed in every Argentine mind and in his fans around the world. The French, however, are no laughing matter. Kylian Mbappé and Antoine Griezmann have enough creativity and speed to destroy this Argentinian team. And now they have arguably the greatest 12th man ever in Drake.

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