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14th Dec 2022

Punter devastated after realising £1,064 World Cup bet was placed on the wrong tournament

Callum Boyle

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One person has had a World Cup nightmare after mistakenly placing a bet on the Argentinian rugby side to win the World Cup.

Argentina booked their place in the football World Cup final with a 3-0 win against Croatia on Tuesday and will face France after they beat Morocco 2-0 to set up an exciting clash on Sunday.

Goals from Lionel Messi and a brace from Manchester City youngster Julian Alvarez ensured Lionel Scaloni’s side cruised to the final and continue to live up to their tag as one of their favourites for the tournament.

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Theo Hernandez and substitute Randal Kolo Muani scored for France as they ended Morocco’s incredible World Cup run by becoming the first African nation to reach the World Cup semi finals.

For one l̶u̶c̶k̶y̶ unlucky fan he thought Argentina reaching the final would bring him one step closer to landing a huge lump sum of winnings should Messi and co emerge victorious.

However, to his dismay and his friend’s joy, he had placed the bet on the wrong Argentina, who don’t begin their rugby union World Cup campaign until next year and are ranked as heavy outsiders.

His friend posted his error on Twitter. “My mate thought he had Argentina to win the World Cup the whole tournament, I thought the odds were too good to be true, turns out he betted on the Rugby World Cup,” followed by several laughing emojis.

Should France win the World Cup they will become the first European nation to defend their crown whereas Argentina could win the trophy for the first time since 1986.

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