Which player in Qatar faces the most pressure to win World Cup title?
Andrew Price

Damion Lowe (Inter Miami, 49 caps for Jamaica)

Neymar Jr. Because of just how successful and good that Brazilian team is. It would be heartbreak for him to not have a great tournament, especially since Brazil are heavy favourites.

Tanya Lee Perkins (athlete manager & head of LEEP Marketing)

Undoubtedly Messi. The World Cup is the only feather missing from his cap and he came so close in 2014, but fizzled in the final against Germany. He has a stellar supporting cast and an unbeaten run of 36 matches coming into the tournament, so the stakes are really high. It's Messi's last chance to deliver for Argentina, and that presents a heavy crown for a player known to perform below his usual standard when the stakes are highest.

Andrew Price (coach and marketing specialist)

Without a doubt the player facing the most pressure is Lionel Messi. At age 35, it is now or never for him. This will be his fifth World Cup and he has only scored three goals. This is his opportunity to shine and put the critics to rest. I believe this current Argentina team is the best supporting group of players that he has had at his disposal. A lot is expected from him.

Tanya Lee
Damion Lowe

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