Thursday, 5 May 2011
How to Defend Strongly in FIFA 11
If you are passionate about playing FIFA 11 and want to win more matches, then you should improve your defending skills. That's because even if you are good at attacking play like 'through ball', 'finishing', 'free kicks',passing, etc., you don't want to lose 5:4, but rather win 2:0 or 1:0. So with more attention to defending style of play than attacking, but you should be good enough to score goals in the first place because this article is about defending and not attacking. Defending Style of Play that you must master: 1. Stand your ground and let the opponent make mistake. Because if you stand in his path and don't give him any room to run, he may do a missed pass or he can panic and shoot early. This doesn't mean that you should just stand still and do nothing, but instead you have to anticipate your opponent's move and make your move to go in the line of path of his run. 2. When the attacker is near you, press B (Note: The keys are listed here are not the keyboard layout but the keys on the Xbox controller, so use the appropriate keys configured for the keyboard) to address, time is important here. He has to be at the right distance to make the tackle. If you are new and are not sure of the date and everything, then press B as 2 to 3 times when your opponent is near you. 3. Follow the attacker pressing A LT + RT and press at the right time and in the case of the previous stage. You have to practice and find the right time for these dishes. But do not use too much of sprint (RT) + A, or you may lose too much energy too quickly. Therefore, use appropriate and effective. 4. You can block your opponents' moves by pressing LT and RT constantly, which will help you preventing crossing and passes. This is jockeying. This can also be used when you know that your opponent is going to use "through ball". All you have to do is give control to the defending player who is near to your opponent who has started to make a run ahead, and press LT to catch up with that attacker. 5. You can ask your lawyer or another player near you to join in the defense of the keys B and holding it. You have to do long before your opponent gets near you, otherwise the nearest player will not have enough time to block the attacker. Use this sparingly, because they are doing some open space calling other players near you and if you do wrong, you can pay the price because your opponent can use that open space to move or advance toward their goal. 6. Last but not the least, the sliding tackle. It can save your team in desperate moments but again, you have to use it at the right time. Press X to make a sliding tackle. Don't attack the player and slide on him while doing it. Try to target the ball and anticipate and then make a sliding tackle. As they say, sliding tackle can be spectacular if you time it right, or else you may be looking at refree pointing yellow or red card at you. That's it for now. Enjoy defending and play fair games.