Canada is the latest victim of the ‘Drake Curse’ following World Cup loss to Belgium
Canada becomes the latest victim of ‘Drake’s curse’ following a World Cup loss to Belgium after Alphonso Davies posted a photo with the rapper holding his jersey and the team came out with their song.
Those who believe in the ‘Drake curse’ now have new evidence to point to as proof that the curse does in fact exist after Canada’s 1-0 loss to Belgium.
The Canadian team played its first game of the World Cup against Belgium on Wednesday in Group F, but suffered a painful defeat despite dominating the game.
Up-and-coming left-back Alphonso Davies could have given Canada their first goal, and their first at a World Cup, with a penalty kick in the 10th minute of the game, but saw goalkeeper Thibault Courtois save it.
Canada suffered an agonizing 1-0 loss to Belgium in their World Cup opener on Wednesday.
Alphonso Davies posted a photo gifting Drake his national team jersey ahead of the World Cup.
With the result, Canada became the first World Cup team since 1978 to attempt at least 20 kicks and have a penalty kick and still not score a goal.
However, some have claimed that the source of the Maple Leafs’ despair is none other than Canadian artist Drake.
The ‘Drake curse’ has been displayed multiple times over the course of various high-profile sporting events after the Canadian rapper publicly endorsed a team.
This endorsement tends to come in the form of an image featuring Drake and a prominent team member being posted in a picture with Drake, or himself being posted wearing the team jersey.
The Canadian team took the field to the Drake song ‘Started from the bottom’.
Davies could have given Canada the lead after 10 minutes, but saved his penalty kick.
Thibaut Courtois celebrates after saving the penalty during the match against Canada
Davies also posted a photo with Drake holding up his Instagram story in his national team jersey days before the tournament.
Drake is also noted to be a standout player who has lost heavily in several recent bets.
He recently lost over $2 million betting on former UFC champion Israel Adesanya to defend his title against Alex Pereira.
He also recently made a losing $649,000 bet on an accumulator with Barcelona to win El Clasico against Real Madrid and Arsenal to beat Leeds.
After the game, the Canadian players received praise from both the media and their coach.
Drake shared images of his seven-figure bet he placed on UFC star Israel Adesanya
He posted his betting slip online to show that he had strongly backed Barcelona and Arsenal.
Canadian manager John Herdman shared a similar reaction to the game during his post-game comments.
‘Good performance from the team. Very proud, very proud,” Herdman said.
“I think the fans in the stadium can leave feeling that we are a football country. They provided their energy for 90 minutes. It felt like we were the home team.
Proper football crowd. And I’m very proud of the guys, but at the end of the day we need to score points.’
Canada coach John Herdman talks to his players after their World Cup loss against Belgium.
‘We go into this Croatia game with a bit of a fire in our stomach now. We are hungry, we are even hungrier. We know we deserve to be here, and now is the time. It is time for us to move on.
Fox commentator Alexis Lalas also praised the effort of the Canadians saying
‘They should be incredibly proud of that performance. They were the best team despite the defeat.’
“And ultimately they got down to business, when it comes to the missed call there.”