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Drake places $300,000 bet on Canada to beat Argentina

Superstar rapper, Drake has made a placed a bet of $300,000 (N465 million) on Canada to defeat Argentina in the 2024 Copa America semifinal.

The high-stakes bet could potentially see Drake go home with a whopping $2.88 million if his home country pulls off the upset against Lionel Messi and his team at the MetLife Stadium on Tuesday, July 9.

Canada lost their first game against Argentina, before holding Chile to a stalemate and defeating Peru 1-0 in the quarterfinals.

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They then beat Venezuela 4-3 on penalties with their game ending 1-1 after normal time as well. Drake appears to have full confidence in his home nation pulling off an upset against Argentina.

He shared news of his bet by posting a screenshot on his Instagram story on Tuesday with the caption; “This could get Messi @stake,” accompanied by a Canadian flag emoji.

This is not the first time the Hotline Bling crooner is placing a high stakes bet in sports as he broke his betting curse in 2023 when he staked on Israel Adesanya to beat Alex Pereira at UFC 287. Luckily for the the popular rapper, Adesanya won and he [Drake] netted $2.7 million.