Damion Lowe (Reggae Boyz defender, CVM TV World Cup analyst)
Messi. He's younger than Ronaldo and the team has a better win record at the national team level. After all, Argentina are one of the favourites to win, not Portugal.
Tanya Lee (athlete manager and head of LEEP Marketing)
Messi. Four words: "The ghost of Maradona". Argentina's World Cup pedigree adds a bit of pressure for him to deliver. Argentina's reverence for the legendary Maradona will continue to overshadow Messi, unless he delivers a title.
Warren Barrett (former Reggae Boyz goalkeper)
Both. Neither have won it and it would complete their trophy cabinet.
Andrew Price (football coach and analyst)
Both, but I believe that Messi has more pressure to deliver Argentina to the promise land, solidifying his legacy.
Trishana McGowan (CVM TV World Cup host)
I do believe that Messi needs it more. I think that with CR7 winning the Euros it has taken off some of the pressure on him in the GOAT conversation. However, in my opinion, neither needs a World Cup to define how great they are at the sport, but for the masses that weigh that heavily, I would say Lionel Messi.