FIFA 17 – DEFENDING TIPS

FIFA 17 – DEFENDING TIPS

The best teams are built from the back! Use these tips to keep more clean sheets…

GET UP

You should avoid sliding tackles if you can, but if you do get drawn into one, make sure you tap Square/X twice to jump straight back up to your feet!

TEST YOURSELF

Test your defensive ability by taking on the Advanced Defending Skill Challenge!

GET PHYSICAL

Boss your opponents off the ball if they try to run past you by holding down L2/LT.

TRUST THE DEFENCE

The computer is really good at organising the defenders you’re not controlling, so try not to drag them out of position by constantly switching players!

BRING OUT THE KEEPER

If the ball beats your defence and runs through to the GK, bring him out by holding Triangle/Y. Hit R1/RB as he reaches the ball though, or he’ll just kick it straight out!

TEST YOURSELF

The Goalkeeper Skill Challenge is well tough! See if you can get a score of C or higher!

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PUSHBACK TECHNOLOGY

How players interact on FIFA 17 is really different to the last game. Here’s how to get the best out of ‘Pushback technology’…

360 DEGREE SHIELD

Hold down L2/LT to shield the ball from defenders in any direction. Your player will rotate and adjust to protect it, and lean into your opponent to move slowly up the pitch!

TEST YOURSELF

In your next game, see how long you can protect the ball from an opponent using Pushback. Aim for 15 seconds!

FIRST-CLASS FIRST TOUCH

You don’t have to be backing into a defender for Pushback to be effective! Giving it a quick tap as the ball arrives at your feet will help you shove off markers and bring the ball under control! 

IN THE AIR

Pushback tech comes in really handy when the ball is up in the air. By backing into the defender, you can bring the ball down without having to head it!

FLICK IT

Alternatively, you can flick the ball on for yourself. Hold off the defender, then flick the right stick as the ball reaches you to give yourself a slight header to run on to!

TEST YOURSELF

See if you can pull this move off in a game! Try to get on the end of your own flick-on after winning the header!