FIFA 17 – SET-PIECE TIPS

FIFA 17 – SET-PIECE TIPS

Corners, free-kicks and throw-ins have all changed on FIFA 17, so make sure you get to grips with them using these tips!

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CORNERS & IN-DIRECT FREE-KICKS

Hit L1/LB to control a player in the box, and run onto the cross. Or, push the left stick down like a button if you prefer the old style!

CHANGE YOUR RUN-UP

Use the right stick to change the angle and length of your run-up. A longer one will give you more power, while moving to the side will let you shoot with the outside of the foot!

TEST YOURSELF

At your next direct free-kick, move your player’s starting position to try to score with the outside of your foot!

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DIRECT FREE-KICKS

Hold down L1/LB as you shoot to drill the ball on the ground, and hold the left stick in either direction as you step up to the ball to curl the free-kick!

TEST YOURSELF

Take on the Bronze Free-Kick Skill Game to perfect your fave technique. Can you bag an A?

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THROW-INS

Walk along the touchline to gain a better position using the left stick, and pull out a fake throw by pressing Square/X, quickly followed by X/A!

PENALTIES

Spot-kicks have been given a huge makeover! To start with, you need to push forward on the left stick to step up and choose your finish…

CHIP FINISH

Hold down L1/LB as you strike your penalty to chip the ball, but don’t use too much power or it’ll fly over the bar!

FINESSE FINISH

Hold R1/RB to side foot the ball into the corners, just like you would with a normal shot. You can get away with a bit more power when using finesse!

TEST YOURSELF

Head into the penalty area in the Arena and push right on the D-pad to take a pen. Try to finesse the ball into the top corner five times in a row!

SLOW FINISH

Hold down L2/LT to trot up to the ball more slowly. Just like finesse penalties, you can get away with holding the shoot button for longer!

TEST YOURSELF

Next time you get a pen, sprint up to the ball, then at the last moment hit L1/LB or L2/LT to slow your run right down and make the keeper look foolish!

SPRINT FINISH

By taking a longer run-up and holding the sprint button as you run up to the ball, you’ll give your penalty tons of power!