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  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements NOT WRITTEN BY: VG SPORTS [BERT INGLEY AND JON FAULKNER] Prima Games An Imprint of Random House, Inc. 3000 Lava Ridge Court, Suite 100 Roseville, CA 95661 www.primagames.com The Prima Games logo is a registered Please be advised that the ESRB Ratings icons, trademark of Random House, Inc., “EC,” “E,” “E10+,” “T,” “M,” “AO,” and “RP” are registered in the United States and other trademarks owned by the Entertainment Software countries. Primagames.com is a registered Association, and may only be used with their trademark of Random House, Inc., permission and authority. For information regarding registered in the United States. whether a product has been rated by the ESRB, please visit www.esrb.org. For permission to use the Ratings © The FIFA name and OLP Logo are copyright or icons, please contact the ESA at trademark protected by FIFA. All rights reserved. esrblicenseinfo.com. Manufactured under license by Electronic Arts Inc. Important: Senior Product Marketing Manager: Donato Tica Prima Games has made every effort to determine Associate Product Manager: John Browning that the information contained in this book is accurate. Manufacturing: However, the publisher makes no warranty, either Stephanie Sanchez & Suzanne Goodwin expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, effectiveness, Design: José de Jesús Ramírez & Melissa Smith or completeness of the material in this book; nor Layout: In Color Design does the publisher assume liability for damages, Copyeditor: Samantha Browning either incidental or consequential, that may result from using the information in this book. The publisher ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: cannot provide any additional information or support Prima Games and the authors would like to thank regarding gameplay, hints and strategies, or problems Enrico Bongo, Sam Cooper, Thiago Andrade, Aman with hardware or software. Such questions should Dosanj, Aaron McHardy, Gary Paterson, Kentcho be directed to the support numbers provided by the Doskov, Mike Takla, Marcel Kuhn, Sid Misra, Darian game and/or device manufacturers as set forth in their Grant, Lorraine Honrada, Daniel Davis, Jim Stadelman, documentation. Some game tricks require precise Donovan & Deven Ingley. timing and may require repeated attempts before the desired result is achieved. All products and characters mentioned in this book are trademarks of their respective companies. OFFICIALLY LICENSED GAME GUIDE ISBN: 978-0-7615-6333-4 Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements NEW FEATURES ...................... 4 FREE KICK DEFENCE / CONTROL SUNDERLAND .................................. 106 WALL ....................................... 58 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR ................... 107 HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE ......... 6 THROW INS ............................. 59 WEST HAM UNITED ......................... 107 INTRODUCTION ....................... 10 PENALTY TAKING .................... 60 WIGAN ATHLETIC ............................. 108 WHAT’S NEW IN FIFA 10 ......... 10 WOLVERHAMPTON PENALTY SAVING .................... 61 WANDERERS .................................... 108 BASIC CONTROLS .................. 17 CREATE-A-SET PIECE .............. 62 FRANCE LIGUE 1 .................... 109 ATTACKING CONTROLS — TACTICS & STRATEGIES ........ 67 TRAPPING ............................... 19 AJ AUXERRE ...................................... 109 POSITIONS .............................. 69 AS MONACO ..................................... 109 ATTACKING CONTROLS — DRIBBLING .............................. 20 AS NANCY-LORRAINE ......................110 FORMATIONS .......................... 70 ATTACKING CONTROLS — AS SAINT-ETIENNE ..........................110 CUSTOM TACTICS .................... 75 PASSING ................................. 22 FC GIRONDINS DE BORDEAUX ...... 111 QUICK TACTICS ....................... 84 ATTACKING CONTROLS — FC LORIENT BRETAGNE SUD .......... 111 CROSSING ............................... 24 PLAYER ROLES......................... 84 FC SOCHAUX-MONTBÉLIARD .........112 ATTACKING CONTROLS — MAN MARKING ....................... 84 GRENOBLE FOOT 38 ..........................112 SHOOTING ............................... 25 LE MANS UC 72 ..................................113 ON THE FLY TACTICS ............... 84    CONTROL ASSISTS .................. 26 LOSC LILLE MÉTROPOLE ..................113 MENTALITY.............................. 85 DEFENSIVE CONTROLS ............ 27 MONTPELLIER HSC ...........................114 ADVANCED TACTICS & GOALKEEPER CONTROLS ......... 29 OGC NICE .............................................114 STRATEGIES ............................ 85 OLYMPIQUE DE MARSEILLE ...........115 SKILL MOVES AND JUGGLING TOP CLUB ROSTERS AND TRICKS .................................... 31 OLYMPIQUE LYONNAIS ....................115 RATINGS ................................. 97 PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN ..................116 INTRODUCTION ....................... 33 ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE .... 99 RACING CLUB DE LENS ...................116 1 STAR SKILL MOVES .............. 33 ARSENAL ...............................................99 STADE RENNAIS FC ..........................117 ASTON VILLA.........................................99 2 STAR SKILL MOVES .............. 34 TOULOUSE FC .....................................117 BIRMINGHAM CITY .......................... 100 3 STAR SKILL MOVES .............. 35 US BOULOGNE CÔTE D’OPALE ..... 118 BLACKBURN ROVERS ..................... 100 VALENCIENNES FC ...........................118 4 STAR SKILL MOVES .............. 37 BOLTON WANDERERS ..................... 101 5 STAR SKILL MOVES .............. 38 GERMANY BUNDESLIGA ....... 119 BURNLEY ............................................ 101 1. FC KÖLN ...........................................119 COMBINATION AND EXIT CHELSEA ............................................ 102 MOVES .................................... 42 1. FC NÜRNBERG ...............................119 EVERTON ............................................ 102 1. FSV MAINZ 05 ............................... 120 5 STAR JUGGLING TRICKS ...... 47 FULHAM ............................................. 103 1899 HOFFENHEIM ........................... 120 BEATING YOUR OPPONENT HULL CITY ........................................... 103 ONE-ON-ONE .......................... 49 BAYER 04 LEVERKUSEN .................. 121 LIVERPOOL ......................................... 104 BAYERN MÜNCHEN ........................ 121 SET PIECES ............................. 53 MANCHESTER CITY ......................... 104 BORUSSIA DORTMUND ................. 122 MANCHESTER UNITED ................... 105 CORNER KICKS ........................ 55 BORUSSIA M’GLADBACH .............. 122 PORTSMOUTH ................................... 105 FREE KICKS ............................. 56 EINTRACHT FRANKFURT ................ 123 STOKE CITY ........................................ 106 FC SCHALKE 04 ................................. 123 2 P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE | w w w.primagames.com Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements NOT HAMBURGER SV .............................. 124 MONARCAS MORELIA .................... 142 HOUSTON DYNAMO ........................ 160 HANNOVER 96 .................................. 124 PACHUCA ........................................... 142 KANSAS CITY WIZARDS ................. 160 HERTHA BSC ..................................... 125 PUEBLA FC ......................................... 143 LOS ANGELES GALAXY ................... 161 SC FREIBURG .................................... 125 QUERÉTARO FC ................................. 143 NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION ....... 161 VFB STUTTGART ............................... 126 RAYADOS DE MONTERREY ............ 144 NEW YORK RED BULLS ................... 162 VFL BOCHUM .................................... 126 SANTOS LAGUNA ............................ 144 REAL SALT LAKE ............................... 162 VFL WOLFSBURG ............................. 127 TIGRES U.A.N.L. ............................... 145 SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES ............. 162 WERDER BREMEN ........................... 127 TOLUCA .............................................. 145 SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC ................. 163 U.A.G. ................................................. 146 TORONTO FC ...................................... 163 ITALY SERIE A ....................... 128 ATALANTA ......................................... 128 U.N.A.M. ............................................ 146 INTERNATIONAL TEAMS ....... 164 BARI .................................................... 128 SPAIN LIGA BBVA ................. 147 ARGENTINA ....................................... 164 BOLOGNA .......................................... 129 ATHLETIC CLUB DE BILBAO ............147 BELGIUM ............................................ 164 CAGLIARI ........................................... 129 ATLÉTICO DE MADRID ......................147 BRAZIL ................................................ 165 CATANIA ............................................ 130 CA OSASUNA .................................... 148 CROATIA ............................................. 165 CHIEVO VERONA .............................. 130 CD TENERIFE ..................................... 148 ENGLAND .......................................... 166 FIORENTINA ...................................... 131 FC BARCELONA ................................ 149 FRANCE .............................................. 167    GENOA ................................................ 131 GETAFE CF .......................................... 149 GERMANY .......................................... 167 INTER .................................................. 132 MÁLAGA CF ....................................... 150 GREECE ............................................... 168 JUVENTUS ......................................... 132 RACING DE SANTANDER ............... 150 ITALY .................................................... 168 LAZIO .................................................. 133 RC DEPORTIVO .................................. 151 MEXICO .............................................. 169 LIVORNO ............................................ 133 RCD ESPANYOL ................................ 151 NETHERLANDS ................................. 169 MILAN ................................................ 134 RCD MALLORCA ............................... 152 NORWAY ............................................ 170 NAPOLI ............................................... 134 REAL MADRID ................................... 152 PORTUGAL ......................................... 170 PALERMO ........................................... 135 REAL SPORTING DE GIJÓN ............ 153 REPUBLIC OF IRELAND ....................171 PARMA ............................................... 135 REAL VALLADOLID ........................... 153 RUSSIA ................................................171 ROMA ................................................. 136 REAL ZARAGOZA .............................. 154 SPAIN ................................................. 172 SAMPDORIA ..................................... 136 SEVILLA FC ....................................... 154 SWEDEN ............................................ 173 SIENA ................................................. 137 UD ALMERÍA ..................................... 155 SWITZERLAND ................................. 173 UDINESE ............................................ 137 VALENCIA CF ..................................... 155 TURKEY ................................................174 VILLARREAL CF ................................. 156 URUGUAY ............................................174 PRIMERA DIVISIÓN MEX ...... 138 AMÉRICA ........................................... 138 XEREZ CD ........................................... 156 CAREER MODES ................... 175 ATLANTE ............................................ 138 MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER ....... 157 VIRTUAL PRO ......................... 177 ATLAS ................................................. 139 CHICAGO FIRE ................................... 157 CF INDIOS CD JUÁREZ .................... 139 CHIVAS USA ...................................... 157 MANAGER MODE .................. 187 CLUB SAN LUIS ................................. 140 COLORADO RAPIDS ......................... 158 TROPHIES AND CRUZ AZUL ........................................ 140 COLUMBUS CREW ........................... 158 ACHIEVEMENTS ................... 208 GUADALAJARA .................................141 D.C. UNITED ....................................... 159 JAGUARES DE CHIAPAS .................141 FC DALLAS ......................................... 159 3 Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful w w w.primagames.com | P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements How To Use This Guide Introduction What’s New in FIFA 10   The FIFA 10 dev team did not sit back on their laurels after they produced such a fantastic game last year. FIFA 10 moves forward with key gamplay changes like 360º dribbling and Create-A-Set Piece. In this chapter we will give you a complete rundown of everything you need to know about the new features in the game. 4 Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements How To Use This Guide Introduction What’s New in FIFA 10   NEW FEATURES 5 Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements How To Use This Guide Introduction What’s New in FIFA 10 HOW TO USE THIS EGUIDE FIFA 10 expands on the already incredible gameplay of last year’s game to provide gamers with the ultimate football experience. With the introduction of the new Virtual Pro, Pro Club Championship, 360º dribbling and more, you’ll enjoy hours and hours of great gaming. This eGuide will take you through the fundamental controls all the way through making tactical changes, utilising skill moves and creating your very own set play masterpieces. Here’s how we have organised all of the information in this eGuide for easy reference: This FIFA 10 eGuide has a custom navigation system to allow you to easily find content within the eGuide and move between sections as you choose. The main menu puts all of the eGuide sections for FIFA 10 Of course, you can also use the “page at your fingertips. You can select the Menu button from any forward” and “return to beginning” eGuide page to return to the main menu at any time. icons to navigate through the eGuide. For any other questions about your FIFA 10 eGuide, check out the help button. Within each eGuide section, all sub-sections are displayed for   easy navigation. Enter keywords to find a specific word or phrase. Chapter 1: New Features explains all of the exciting new features that have been added to FIFA 10 this season. From the ball roll fake to Manager Mode, this year’s game has something new for everyone. 6 P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE | w w w.primagames.com Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements How To Use This Guide Introduction What’s New in FIFA 10 Chapter 2: Basic Controls serves as your virtual training ground. You’ll learn all the controls for offence, defence and goalkeeping with tips on how to use them in every situation you encounter.   Chapter 3: Skill moves will train you to execute every single trick in the game. In addition, we provide you with power combinations you can use to break free from your defender. We have all the juggling moves covered for you as well. 7 Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful w w w.primagames.com | P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements How To Use This Guide Introduction What’s New in FIFA 10 Chapter 4: Set Pieces gives you a comprehensive look at all of the restart options in the game. We’ll teach you how to use the new Create-A-Set Piece feature and provide you with several great custom plays to get your started.   Chapter 5: Tactics and Strategies breaks down all 16 formations that are available in FIFA 10. We then provide you with tips and strategies for using Custom Tactics as well as an overview of the tactics used by all the top clubs. 8 P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE | w w w.primagames.com Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements How To Use This Guide Introduction What’s New in FIFA 10 Chapter 6: Top Clubs Rosters & Ratings gives you the attribute ratings for seven of the top leagues in FIFA 10 as well as the best of the International squads. You can scout an entire club at a glance to discover the strength and weaknesses of your opponent as well as your own team.   Chapter 7: Career Modes will provide you with all the tips and strategies you need to know to build your own Virtual Pro or take over and manage the club of your dreams. This chapter includes a list of the hidden gems in the game that you can use to great success in Manager Mode. 9 Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful w w w.primagames.com | P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements How To Use This Guide Introduction What’s New in FIFA 10 NEW FEATURES INTRODUCTION FIFA 09 posted an astounding 250 million online games played last season as it solidified its claim to the throne as the top football video game in the world. It would have been pretty easy for EA SPORTS to rest on their laurels and just churn out a squad update with some slight tweaks. But that is not the way that the development team goes about their business. Having spent hours with them in preparation for the writing of this guide, we can tell you without reservation that they are some of the most passionate footballers we have ever met. FIFA 10 is all about taking the lessons learnt from all of those online games, and applying them in an effort to create the ultimate football game. This season’s offering is packed with new features and the further perfecting of what was already a solid title last year. Let’s take a look at what’s new in FIFA 10. WHAT’S NEW IN FIFA 10 SKILLED DRIBBLING If you watch any professional game of football, you will often 360º DRIBBLING see circumstances where an attacker breaks down the wing and Believe it or not, in FIFA 09 you were only able to move your squares up to cross the ball. He will stop facing the defenders players in eight different directions. The programming team and quickly dribble the ball from side to side as he looks for an did a great job of making the game feel fluid and not locked opening to get his cross in. Skilled dribbling gives you the ability into those directions, but the fact remains that you could really to quickly move the ball laterally as you attempt to get a defender only move in 45º angles. FIFA 10 brings the first ever true 360° off balance. As soon as he leans too far in one direction, you can   dribbling system into a football game to give you precise control explode into the free space to either get the ball into the box, or to skilfully play spaces between defenders that previously were to charge the goal. not possible. We will cover this new feature more extensively in the Dribbling section of the guide, but we want to hit on a couple of key points right now. You’ll really enjoy your ability to slalom through defenders as you make an end-to-end charge at goal. You can also use the right thumbstick to knock the ball on in all directions. This can be used to gain separation and the perfect angle to fire off a shot into the net. With just a slight touch on the stick, you can also switch the ball from one foot to the other. Walcott utilises the new Skilled Dribbling control PHYSICAL PLAY FREEDOM Last year’s game added some jostling animations as players could fight for possession of the ball. This was a welcome addition to the game, but it wasn’t quite prefect. The FIFA 10 development team has taken this dynamic to yet another level Rooney slaloms through a batch of defenders this year. Wider dribble touches and new collision sharing allow for a less predictable yet extended fight for possession, resulting in more realistic battles between the dribbler and his defender. The game factors in momentum and size when it comes to contact between players. If a player is coming in fast and hard (high lateral velocity), he can knock a dribbler off the ball. But be careful; if you come in too fast you’ll get called for a foul. We will cover more about wide dribble touches and the collision system in our Dribbling and Defence sections of the guide. 10 P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE | w w w.primagames.com Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements How To Use This Guide Introduction What’s New in FIFA 10 NOT or take the squad onto the pitch for a full practice match. You can play 11 vs. 11, or play your 11 vs. any number of CPU opponents. You are in control! Go 11 vs. just the keeper, or add a few defenders to increase the challenge. A heavy collision between attacker and defender BEHAVIOURAL INTELLIGENCE IMPROVEMENTS An 11 vs. 11 practice match This is a fancy way of saying that the players are more aware of the ball and what is happening on the field. Players now avoid Skill Moves in Practice Mode passes not intended for them, avoid blocking teammate shots, and throw themselves in the way of a striker’s shots in defence. Most players begin learning the skill moves in the 1-on-1 You’ll see fewer of your great passes hit the back foot of another practice arena. However, unless you are playing as your teammate, and your defenders will work hard to stuff more shots Virtual Pro, most matches you will play will be from the in front of the goal. This addition to the game really improves the Telecam view. Use practice match with just the keeper on feeling of realism in the game. the pitch for the other team to become adept at executing skill moves using the standard gameplay camera views.   CUSTOMISABLE SET PIECES Design and record your very own dead ball moves on the training IMPROVED TRAPPING INTELLIGENCE ground for use on match day to outwit your opponent. You have Players now have a better awareness of where the easiest, most complete control over your players, with the ability to assign a natural trapping position is so they can get the ball on the ground specific role and movement to every onfield player on your team and under control easier and earlier. one at a time, and then combine them for the perfect set piece. There are eight different regions of the field that you can create ADVANCED POSITIONING set pieces for. Each region can hold up to four custom set pieces Defenders multi-task and play the pitch more intelligently by for a total of thirty two homebrewed set pieces. Get out your covering dangerous spaces left by teammates who are out of manager’s clipboard and prepare to have some fun. position. While attacking, players analyse space more effectively and curve their runs to stay onside. You will really learn to appreciate this new feature if you like to attack with overlapping defenders. If you take one of your full-backs and make a run down the wing, the outside midfield will slot back in behind you. If you lose possession, you’ll have a player covering your space. This is a lifesaver against a team that utilises strong counter attacks. Offensively, your players will move with more intelligence and find clear space on the pitch to receive your passes. MORE ACCURATE PASSING Drawing up our set piece Players better analyse space, resulting in pinpoint passes that give their receivers more options and time to outrun defensive pressure. Players will do a better job of finding space when you NEW PRACTICE ARENA utilise one-two passes. One additional feature worth noting is the Work on individual skills in a fully featured practice mode before new driven lob pass. When you are looking to make a long lob stepping onto the pitch. Select exactly how many attackers and pass like a side to side switch, the lob pass will have much more defenders you want in play, and practice set pieces. The 1-on-1 pace and a lower trajectory. You can quickly switch sides on the option returns just as in last year’s game. You can choose your field now and get your attack going down the opposite wing. practice arena and practice player. This year however, several new modes have been added. You can practice your set pieces, 11 Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful w w w.primagames.com | P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements How To Use This Guide Introduction What’s New in FIFA 10 AUTHENTIC SHOOTING system. New animation warping technology provides game- realistic goalkeeper positioning and momentum, allowing for Refinements to the shooting system and tweaks to the more variety in scoring. Refinements to the current goalkeeper ball physics create a wider, more realistic variety of shots behaviours, adding some new behaviours (like swatting the ball that enhance the exhilaration of scoring. This season the from the goalline) and general AI enhancements will improve his development team upped the shot power for players with a effectiveness across the board. You will observe right away that 90+ Shot Power rating. The result is that you can launch some finishing one-on-ones is much more difficult now. Whereas a real crackers from distance. In addition you will notice that your breakaway was an almost certain goal in last year’s game, you finesse shots stay lower for longer. are going to have to work for every single score you get—there are no freebies. You’ll need to use skill moves and fake shots with perfect timing if you want to put the ball in the back of the net consistently. MISCELLANEOUS GAMEPLAY FIXES With over 250 million games played by the FIFA community, listening to the feedback and addressing gamer frustration has become a key part of the FIFA strategy. Better balance on lofted through balls, improved goalkeeper intelligence, more realistic shooting physics with fewer shots hitting the posts, realistic sprinting and movement animation, refined offside and advantage rules, and a more immersive football experience Lampard rips a shot from distance through continuous play and quick free kicks are just a few of the issues raised and addressed in FIFA 10. You also now have VARIED DEFENDING OPTIONS the ability to change your kick takers on corners, free kicks and Slide tackle targeting has been improved so good players have penalty shots without having to go to the Player Roles setting in   more reach and avoid tackling through the dribbler. Better the Pause menu. Be sure to get your best striker lined up behind clearance logic gives defenders more options when attempting the ball for each set piece opportunity. to get a foot on the ball before an attacker. Effort, such as sliding to block crosses, and overhead kick clearances will give the defenders more tools in order to prevent goal scoring NEW SKILL MOVES FIFA 09 was packed with tonnes of different skill moves that opportunities. Balanced by less forgiving standing tackles, you could pull off with the top dribblers in the game. FIFA 10 has defending is now a more tactical skill in FIFA 10. You will see added some new ones that you will want to be sure to try out for your defenders make more aggressive moves to loose balls in yourself. Some of the new moves include the Drag Back Fake, the box, as well as lunge for passes that cross into their areas. Ball Roll Fake, and First Time Flick. In addition, the T. Around If a ball is running loose inside the eighteen, be prepared to see the World trick has been added to the juggling repertoire in the defenders throwing themselves into challenges and trying to get game. Some changes have also been made to the stepover some part of their body on the ball to clear it. animation so that it is easier to string multiple stepovers together in the same dribbling sequence. Look out Robinho, here we come! We will break all the new skill moves down in the Skill Moves section of the guide. Be sure to check there for more about how to execute these moves as well as some tips on the best situations to employ them. A desparation clear of the ball REFINED GOALKEEPING INTELLIGENCE Various improvements mean that goalkeepers now have a better perception of where to intercept loose balls and how urgently to do so, resulting in a more responsive and powerful rushing The ball roll fake skill move 12 P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE | w w w.primagames.com Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements How To Use This Guide Introduction What’s New in FIFA 10 NOT AUTHENTIC MANAGER MODE With over 50 improvements, FIFA 10’s new Manager Mode is as close as you can get to running a team without actually being named to the job. Manager Mode was a huge area of emphasis for the development team. We’ll provide you with a few of the highlights below, but be sure to check out the Manager Mode section of the guide for full details on these exciting new changes. Match Realism Calculated minute-by-minute, Manager Mode lets you make decisions based on your team’s strengths and weaknesses, including player performance, strengths of lines, and Our new Virtual Pro strategic formations. The highlight of this mode is the new Clubs system. You can join up with your friends to create a Club online using your Virtual Players. Take your squad onto the pitch and battle for online supremacy. You can also take your player and jump into Pro Ranked Matches (OTP-online team play) for pick up games. No matter what mode you use your Virtual Pro in, you can continue to improve your player until he is a superstar. Wii ™ FEATURES AND TIPS FIFA 10 on the Nintendo Wii™ brings a new arcade style gameplay that is centred around action. The gameplay is fast and furious with lots of attempts on goal, rebounds, and slick   moves. You will notice immediately that the game has new Manager Mode in FIFA 10 player models that feature stocky, lean, and average body types. You’ll see bigger, more accurate shots, bigger saves, and more Authentic Transfers rebounds to keep the action going. Let’s take a quick look at the Truly realistic transfers are made using logic based on multiple new features in this year’s game before we break them down decision factors including finance, prestige, career prospects, into more detail. other players’ involvement, and competition from AI clubs. Believable Player Development NEW GAMEPLAY FEATURES Just like on an actual team, the growth curve of your star players is based on multiple factors such as their playing environment Action Packed Gameplay Non-stop, action packed football is the result of the completely and the demands placed on them. redesigned game engine created specifically for the Nintendo Immersive Football World Wii™. Enhancements to shooting, passing, defence, and goalkeeping AI, as well as increased game speed have created a Manager Mode takes you deep inside the world of football with frenetic, exciting, unique football experience. formations and squads determined by match importance, real- time week-by-week transfers, and transfer event summaries that promote bidding wars. “Strike It System” Set Pieces The new set piece system will utilise the Wii Remote™ creating tense head to head battles on penalties, free-kicks, and corners. VIRTUAL PRO Each player must time the shaking of their Wii Remote™ Virtual Pro has taken huge strides in FIFA 10. Now your created perfectly in order to either score or defend free-kicks, penalties player lives across all modes in the game. You can take your and corners adding to the excitement. player into Manager Mode, play with him in a Be A Pro season, or even take him online for 10 vs. 10 games. You will even be able to upload your own game face via EAFootballWorld.com SOCIAL PLAY FEATURES so that your player will look just like you. There are 216 different Enhanced Social Experience accomplishments for your Virtual Pro to achieve as he moves Social play is a key to the FIFA 10 Wii™ experience. Compete along his path. You’ll be able to unlock new kit items, 12 special against friends and family in multi-game series that will track traits, and new skill moves as you progress. stats, create storylines for the matches, and create a sense of competitiveness and rivalry in an easy to understand format. Profile tracking will keep a running talley of how you are 13 Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful w w w.primagames.com | P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements How To Use This Guide Introduction What’s New in FIFA 10 performing against other players on your console. You will be able to attempt to ascend the leaderboard and be the top player FIFA 10 Wii™ Stadiums on your console. • Allianz Arena • Jose Alvalade • Amsterdam ArenA • Mercedes-Benz Arena 2 vs 2 Online Play • Millennium Stadium • Anfield Online gaming has also been enhanced, allowing you to play with • AWD Arena • Olympiastadion a friend against two other gamers online proving that teamwork and cooperation will prove essential to succeeding in the online • BayArena • Parc des Princes arena. You will play with two players on your console against two • Bollaert • Rural Training players on another console. • Camp Nou • San Siro • Commerzbank Arena • Santiago Bernabéu MOMENTUM SYSTEM • Constant Vanden Stock • Seoul Sang Am Stadium Once you get in game, you will notice a bar at the bottom of • Crown Lane • Signal Iduna Park the screen. This bar reflects the momentum shifts that take • Daegu Sport Complex • St James’ Park place in the game. FIFA 10 on the Nintendo Wii™ doesn’t view • Stade Gerland • Division Three Euro momentum as you might traditionally think. It’s not a reflection • Dragao Stadium • Stade Velodrome of one team gaining an advantage over the other. It’s more of • Emirates Stadium • Stadio Delle Alpi a bar that measures the intensity and excitement building up in the game. As one team moves into the attacking half of the • Estadio Azteca • Stadio Olimpico field, the Momentum Bar begins to fill. If possession is lost, • Estadio Do Bessa • Stamford Bridge the other team can immediately take advantage of whatever • Euro Park • Veltins-Arena momentum has been built up. So the bar is really a measure of • Generic Square Closed • Wembley Stadium “shared momentum.” • White Hart Lane • Home Depot Stadium When the Momentum Bar fills up, players will hit bigger, more • HSH Nordbank Arena accurate shots. They will be able to perform shots with more flair   like bicycle kicks and scissor shots. You’ll be able to perform new tricks and your whole team will become much more offensive PASSING CONTROLS minded. Keepers will only be able to rebound shots and not make catch saves. The bar will turn green and have the word Pointer Based Passing “Momentum” in the middle when Momentum is fully in effect. On the Nintendo Wii™ you have two different passing schemes that you can choose from. Pointer based passing allows you to use the Wii Remote™ to point to an area or player on the field that you wish to pass to. This method can be a bit trickier to master, but it has some huge benefits once you get it down. By pointing to any area of the field, you can place a pass right to that space by pressing the 3 button. You can take the ball from the full-back on the left side of the pitch and hit a 60 yard bomb that hits the opposite midfielder perfectly in stride. For lob passes you will need to point and press the 4 button. You’ll be able to hit precision through balls and put the ball into space for your players to run onto it. Point to a player and press the u button to cause him to make a run into space. You can also point to an empty space on the field, and press the u button to cause the nearest player to run to that space. The attacker rips a shot on goal Nunchuk Based Passing Nunchuk based passing is most simliar to what you are used Besides the bar filling up, the crowd will also provide you with to if you have played the game on the PlayStation 3 or Xbox audio cues. They will become much louder as the excitement 360. Simply point the analog stick in the direction you wish to of the game builds up. Shots and saves will trigger “Wow pass and press the 3 button for a ground pass. You can hit a lob Moments” where the action slows down and the sound ducks pass by pressing the 4 button. You can hold the 3 button for a down to become quieter. You won’t miss any of the incredible through ball or hold the 4 button for a lofted through ball. Press action this way. When you have the momentum, be very careful the u button to trigger a player to run into space so that you can about losing possession. If you fill the bar up and then lose the play him in stride. ball before you can get a shot off, your opponent will be able to quickly fill the bar back up and attack you. 14 P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE | w w w.primagames.com Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements How To Use This Guide Introduction What’s New in FIFA 10 NOT SHOOTING CONTROLS will result in less time to make the save. Poor shots will give you more time to make the save, or may result in a miss altogether. FIFA 10 makes shooting as simple as shaking the Wii Remote™. If you wish to try a chip shot, hold down the 5 button and then shake the Wii Remote™. Shooting is nice and simple, but the huge shots you can pull off really make this version of the game a lot of fun. DRIBBLING CONTROLS With the Nunchuk plugged in, you can control the ball carrier by simply moving the analog stick in any direction. While the player control doesn’t have the same 360º dribbling action that the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 have, this version of the game gives you much more precision than FIFA 09. You can use the 6 button to sprint with the ball (or to sprint with a defender when you do not have possession). Holding down the 5 button while you dribble will give you pace control so that you can make more Xavi plays in the cross precise cuts with the ball. You won’t move as quickly as a normal The corner kick system uses a slightly different concept. You dribble, but you will have more control. can initiate the corner kick by pressing the 4 button. There isn’t FIFA 10 on the Nintendo Wii™ has six standard dribbling moves. a meter in the this case, pressing 4 just puts the ball in play. At You will use the directional pad to execute these different moves. some point along the ball’s flight, it will glow green. At this time Here are your options: you will want to quickly shake the Wii Remote™ in an attempt to win the ball. If you beat the CPU or your opponent to the punch, MOVE DIRECTION you will be able to head or volley the ball. If you are on defence, Stepover t you will be trying to shake the Wii Remote™ first so that you can   Lane change left f clear the ball out of the box. Corner kicks truly represent the type of mini-game head-to-head match up that is an integral part of Lane change right h FIFA 10 on the Nintendo Wii™. Stop b 360 left (with Momentum) f 360 right (with h Momentum) DEFENSIVE CONTROLS Just like you would do when you are in control of the ball, you can use the 6 button to sprint with your defender. If you are able to get close enough to the ball carrier, your player will perform an auto tackle. You can use the 4 button to initiate a tackle. When you are in a moment of desperation and need to stretch out to tackle it away, you can shake the Wii Remote™ to slide tackle. Holding down the u button will call a second player in to help press the dribbler. We like to contain the dribbler by holding down the 5 button to call for an auto jockey. We can then call in a second man press to clean things up. Chiellini dribbles into space SET PIECES BATTLE FOR GLORY The new Strike It System brings a completely new experience to Battle for Glory is the Manager Mode on FIFA 10 for the free kicks and corner kicks. You will experience more of a “head- Nintendo Wii™. It is simple enough for even the youngest to-head” style of match up as you go against the CPU or another footballers to understand, yet deep enough for football fanatics to human opponent. Free kicks are a timing based control. You get a great deal of pleasure from. will notice that your free kicker has a meter with red, yellow and green sections. Initiate the free kick by pressnig the 4 button. As The Transfer Market your player approaches the ball, try to shake the Wii Remote™ One of the first differences between Battle for Glory and when he reaches the green area of the meter. This will result in a Manager Mode on the next gen consoles is the streamlined good shot. Yellow will be a fair shot, and red will be a poor shot. wage and transfer system. Each team will have a designated If you are defending against a free kick, you will have to shake number of stars that they can use to pay for players. Stars are the Wii Remote™ when the ball turns green. Higher quality shots the currency of Battle for Glory. Bigger clubs will have a larger 15 Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful w w w.primagames.com | P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements How To Use This Guide Introduction What’s New in FIFA 10 budget to spend on players. Clubs will also have a certain UNCOMMON: number of transfer points. You can purchase players on the DEDICATED FANS: Your fans will not like it when the other transfer market (clubs have these players up for sale) for a single team gains possession of the ball. point. However, to buy a player from a team that does not plan on LET THE GAME FLOW: This reduces the number of penalties selling him will require you to pay 10 transfer points. and red cards in the next match. In addition to paying the transfer points, you will have to have BONUS GAME BOOSTERS: This will take you to the Game Boosters Select screen after your next match. enough stars to pay the player’s wage. Better players are more expensive. You might only be able to purchase one superstar EXTENDED MATCH LENGTH: Play 4 minutes halves instead of 2 minute halves for the next match. player, while you might have enough for multiple middle tier footballers. The initial transfer market lasts for four matches. FUNNY SFX: Funny sound effects will be used in the next match. After that you will not be able to purchase or sell players until BACK UP KEEPER: This will bench the starting keeper from the the Winter transfer market opens. There are a couple of caveats opponent’s team for the next match. that you must be aware of. The average rating of your players will TRANSFER POINTS: This will give you 10 more determine the quality of players that you can buy. For example, Transfer Points. if you are languishing in the third division, you won’t be able to TEAM RATING BOOST: This will apply a +3 rating to purchase Wayne Rooney from Manchester United no matter your team. how many stars you have. TEAM SECURITY: You will not lose rating points if you do not complete your manager moment. Manager Moments NEGOTIATION BOOST: This will give you 2 extra stars Before each match, you will experience a Manager Moment. for transfers. You will be presented with three targets for your upcoming THE NEGOTIATOR: The next player sold in the Transfer Central match. Each one will provide you with a different bonus to your will sell for double. team rating if you are successful. FIFA 10 includes 114 different TRANSFER TYCOON: The next player purchased in the Manager Moments. Here are some examples: Transfer Central will not cost any stars or transfer points. • For my first match, I will have at least 3 or more shots at RARE:   goal! (+2) ON FIRE: Your entire team will have full stats for the next • For my first match, I will not receive more than 1 red match. (Game Boosters Needed to Combine: 1x Speed Boost, card (+1) 1x Shooting Boost, 1x Tackling Boost, 1x Passing Boost, 1x Keeping Boost) • For my first match, I will not concede more than 4 goals (+3) TEAM CHEMISTRY: Only your team will gain momentum and Choosing a more difficult target will result in a larger boost to at a quicker rate. (Game Boosters Needed to Combine: 2x your team rating. Completing some Manager Moment targets Speed Boost, 1x Passing Boost, 1x Shooting Boost) will give you boosts that affect your team’s overall rating, while PLAYER FOCUS: Reaction time for free kicks, penalty kicks, others are cards that you can win. You can then play these game corner kicks, and saving will greatly increase. (Game Boosters booster cards before your next match. Certain cards can be Needed to Combine: 2x Shooting Boost, 1x Keeping Boost, 1x combined to create special boosts. As a quick note, you can play Passing Boost) up to four player co-op in Battle for Glory. Now you can pick up SHOOTING CONFIDENCE: Perfect accuracy when shoot- more cards and and collect them quicker. Only 2 cards can be ing from anywhere on the pitch. (Game Boosters Needed to Combine: 3x Shooting Boost) played at a time, so choose wisely! THE INTIMIDATOR: The opposing keeper will have a hard time catching the ball. (Game Boosters Needed to Combine: 2x Game Boosters Keeping Boost, 1x Shooting Boost) We’ve included a full list of the available Game Boosters below: NICE SHOT!: All of your players will have a greater chance COMMON: of performing outrageous shots. (Game Boosters Needed to Combine: 1x Shooting Boost, 1x Passing Boost, 1x SPEED BOOST: This gives a significant speed boost to your Health Boost) attackers, midfielders, or defenders. SUPER HEALTH BOOST: All players injured are now able to SHOOTING BOOST: This gives a significant shooting boost to play and fatigue is completely refreshed. (Game Boosters your attackers, midfielders, or defenders. Needed to Combine: 2x Health Boost, 2x Speed Boost) TACKLING BOOST: This gives a significant tackling boost to LEG OF JUSTICE: Players can repeatedly slide tackle, your attackers, midfielders, or defenders. and shots are more powerful. (Game Boosters Needed to PASSING BOOST: This gives a significant passing boost to Combine: 3x Tackling, 1x Shooting) your attackers, midfielders, or defenders. KEEPING BOOST: This gives a significant keeping boost to your goalkeeper. HEALTH BOOST: All injury times will be reduced and fatigue will be slightly refreshed for all players. 16 P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE | w w w.primagames.com Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
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  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Attacking Controls—Trapping Attacking Controls—Dribbling Attacking Controls—Passing Attacking Controls—Crossing Attacking Controls—Shooting Control Assists Defensive Controls Goalkeeper Controls   In order to be a strong player, you must have complete mastery of every control in the game. In this section of the guide, we will go through each game control on offence and defence while teaching you how to best utilize them in the game. 18 Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Attacking Controls—Trapping Attacking Controls—Dribbling Attacking Controls—Passing Attacking Controls—Crossing NOT Attacking Controls—Shooting Control Assists Defensive Controls Goalkeeper Controls BASIC CONTROLS ATTACKING CONTROLS—TRAPPING Real life football managers are always telling their players that a bad first touch will kill you. Poor control over the ball when receiving it will prevent you from being able to make a quick move to either dribble away from trouble or distribute the ball. While trapping in FIFA 10 is automatic, there are key techniques that you will want to put into play if you want to be successful. As simple as it sounds, developing good trapping skills can still be the difference between handing it over to your opponent and maintaining possession. There are three fundamental concepts used in FIFA 10 for trapping. BASIC TRAPPING Players in FIFA 10 will automatically trap the ball when it comes to them. There have been a few changes made to the gameplay this year that make trapping work even better. Players will now use intelligent movement to try to get into the best position possible for a clean trap. You won’t see some of the clumsy traps from last year where players would try to attack the ball too much, resulting in poor control. Instead, they will position themselves better to receive the ball. You don’t have to do anything special to trap the ball, just get in position in front of the   ball and your player will control it. Depending on the flight of the ball, they might use their foot, chest, or head to bring the ball We initiate a pass from our full-back to the centre-back under control. FIRST TOUCH PlayStation 3: left or right thumbstick in any direction Xbox 360: left or right thumbstick in any direction Learning how to properly execute a proper first touch movement is the next level in your progression as a virtual footballer. Unless your player is standing in a huge open space, you will typically want to quickly redirect the ball as soon as he receives it. You do this by executing a first touch move. As the ball reaches your player, you can use the left thumbstick to slightly redirect the ball the first time it hits your player’s foot. You can use this technique to move the ball away from an oncoming defender, or to line up We take a first touch towards our intended target your next move. For example, if you have a defender on your right side as you receive a pass, you will want to make your first touch to the left side to provide separation from the defender. Another useful time to use first touch is to set up a pass for yourself. Let’s say you have the ball at the feet of your left full-back, and you are wanting to swing the ball across the back line. Make your pass to the centre-back. As he is about to receive the ball, use the left thumbstick to redirect the ball to the centre-back’s right side. His balance and momentum will now be in proper alignment to send the ball across the pitch to the right full-back. We are able to quickly complete our next pass You can also use the right thumbstick to make a larger first touch into space. These knock-on first touches can be used if you want to quickly accelerate down the field to dribble the ball. 19 Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful w w w.primagames.com | P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Attacking Controls—Trapping Attacking Controls—Dribbling Attacking Controls—Passing Attacking Controls—Crossing Attacking Controls—Shooting Control Assists Defensive Controls Goalkeeper Controls Be careful though, as the knock on first touch will push the ball when you will want to use this control. If you play a through ball a pretty good distance from your player. If there are defenders that looks like it will be stolen by a defender, you can cancel your around you, they will quickly jump in and steal the ball. One run and cut across the path of the ball to take control of it before instance in which the right thumbstick first touch is useful is it can be intercepted. Another time you will want to use this when you have a player receiving the ball at the top of the box control is to prevent your player from taking a ball out of bounds. with his back to goal. As the ball arrives, flick the right thumbstick For example, if the ball bounces off your opponent and is heading to make a big first touch to one side or the other (preferably out of bounds, your player would automatically try to trap it near where there is open space). Now you have enough separation the touchline. If you believe that doing so will result in your player from the ball to turn and crack a shot on goal. carrying the ball out of bounds, you can use the cancel trap control to stop your player and just let the ball roll out of bounds. You can also use cancel trap to cancel a shot attempt or lobbed pass as long as you hit the buttons before the animation starts. ATTACKING CONTROLS —DRIBBLING Once the ball has been trapped at your player’s feet, it’s time for your dribbling skills to take over. Being a skilled dribbler will impact everything that you do in the game. Your player will take different types of touches on the ball depending on the speed you are running. If you are in a full out sprint, your player We spot Wayne Rooney open with his back to goal will push the ball further ahead of him. Take careful note of the opponents around you to know which pace you should be at so as not to give the ball away. You lose some lateral control here so be mindful of defenders lurking nearby. Players with better   dribbling ratings take more quick touches on the ball allowing you to redirect it more easily. A good tip is to remember not to be predictable to your opponent. Change directions, stop the ball and then immediately continue; change your pace from a walk to a sprint instantly, knock the ball upon receiving it away from your opponent, and of course spend time in the arena polishing your tricks! 360º DRIBBLING We execute a first touch knock into space This year’s game added 360º dribbling control, which gives you even more options when it comes to moving the ball. With just a slight touch of the left thumbstick you can now move the ball from one foot to the other. Use this control fidelity to set the ball up on your stronger foot for shot attempts. There are some other notable changes that come with 360º dribbling that you will want to be aware of. Last year in FIFA 09 the dribbler had to be right behind the ball to control it. In FIFA 10, EA SPORTS has added a mechanism for “wider touches.” What this means is that the dribbler can have more contact points on the ball than just having it right in front of him. If you are dribbling down the field with a defender on your inside shoulder, your player can now keep the ball on his outside foot and prevent the defender from taking it away. This was not possible in FIFA 09. Rooney is able to crack a shot on goal 360º dribbling also gives your player the ability to “bend” his run with the ball. The best way to explain this is to go right onto the CANCEL TRAP pitch for an example. Imagine our player on a run with a defender PlayStation 3: l + r coming in on us to cut off our angle. If we maintain a straight Xbox 360: 7 + 8 line approach to the goal, he will cut us off before we can get a shot. However, we can now slightly bend our run to keep him Cancelling your trap allows you to take control of a player and from intersecting our dribble run. Last year we would have been move him off of his default path. There are a couple of times forced to just take a 45º angle to dribble away from him, which would have put us out of position to get a shot off. 20 P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE | w w w.primagames.com Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Attacking Controls—Trapping Attacking Controls—Dribbling Attacking Controls—Passing Attacking Controls—Crossing NOT Attacking Controls—Shooting Control Assists Defensive Controls Goalkeeper Controls STOP THE BALL (UNMARKED) SPRINTING PlayStation 3: r button (release the left thumbstick) PlayStation 3: hold r button Xbox 360: 8 button (release the left thumbstick) Xbox 360: hold 8 button This control allows you to make a hard stop anywhere on the field. We like to use this move in combination with an explosive sprinting exit in another direction. This change of pace often proves very effective in shaking your defender. If you hold this control down while you are marked, you will transition into a shield move. STOP THE BALL—FACING GOAL PlayStation 3: L button (release the left thumbstick) Xbox 360: P button (release the left thumbstick) Walcott blazes down the line in a dead sprint The Sprint button causes your player to dribble at the highest possible speed. Your player will knock the ball forward on each touch. The downside is that you won’t be able to make as tight of a cut when you are at full speed. Your shooting accuracy will also be diminished. A good rule of thumb is to let go of the button to break out of a sprint and into a jog to really increase your accuracy for shooting and other skill moves. Rather than always moving in a sprint, be sure to mix it up from a jog to a quick burst of speed. Do not forget to mix up your movement; the less predictable you   are, the tougher it is for your opponent to get possession. We stop the ball while squaring up on goal KNOCK-ON This control will cause your player to make a hard stop and face PlayStation 3: flick right thumbstick in any direction the goal. Like the stop the ball control, this move allows you to Xbox 360: flick right thumbstick in any direction quickly change to a new direction and throw your opponent’s defender off balance. You also have a huge advantage when shooting by squaring up on the goal. As your shooting accuracy is heavily dependent on your player’s motion and direction, use this move to quickly line up on goal so you can get your feet under you to release a blast on goal. PACE CONTROL PlayStation 3: l button Xbox 360: 7 button Pace control basically does just what it says. It gives you the ability to have a much more managed movement velocity over Schweinsteiger knocks the ball into space your player with the ball. This function does slow down your player, but gives them a bit more control over the ball. The The knock-on is pretty self explanatory. Using this control dribbling rating of your player affects his ability to control the will cause your dribbler to push the ball away from him in the ball effectively. direction you choose. You can use this move to gain separation from your marker, or to quickly accelerate into a sprinting dribble. You now have the ability to knock the ball in any direction (just like 360º dribbling). When moving with the ball, instead of just using the default dribble (which can be easily read by your opponent), be creative by knocking the ball in a direction and then changing your player’s pace and moving quickly in that direction. It is very tough for a player to get back in front of you once you have moved beyond them. Use this to set yourself up for other things to transition into like that big shot (or fake shot), a skill move, or a great pass. 21 Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful w w w.primagames.com | P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Attacking Controls—Trapping Attacking Controls—Dribbling Attacking Controls—Passing Attacking Controls—Crossing Attacking Controls—Shooting Control Assists Defensive Controls Goalkeeper Controls SHIELD BALL (WHEN MARKED) holding the sprint button down and accelerate in the opposite direction. In addition to using skilled dribbling in the corners, it PlayStation 3: r button can also be useful in front of goal as you try to get a shot off. One Xbox 360: 8 button final trick with skilled dribbling is to use it as a lane change move When your player is tightly marked, you can hold down the shield when you are going right at a defender. You will want to make button to have your player hold off your opponent and protect sure that the defender is shaded slightly to one side, and not the ball with his body. Bigger, stronger players like Drogba are directly in front of you. most effective when it comes to shielding the ball. One good technique you can utilise is to play a deep ball down the pitch to SKILL MOVES & TRICKS one of your target men. He can then use shielding to hold up the Refer to our Skill Moves chapter for details on each and every ball until your midfield support arrives. While you are shielding, trick in the game. Fundamentally, it is an awesome tool to not you can use the right thumbstick to perform ball fakes. As soon only create that highlight reel to send to your friends, but also as your defender shades to one side, release the shield button is designed to really get you by your opponent. The key to and quickly spin out in the opposite direction. You can usually successful tricks is to always keep your player unpredictable break open and get past your marker this way. to the opponent. A little body feint, or even small gestures might just give you enough advantage to get beyond him and through to your next task at hand. Of course, it is even more fun to humiliate your opponent and watch it in slow motion on the instant replay screen. ATTACKING CONTROLS—PASSING While being able to take players on one-on-one and beat them   is a critical skill, most of the time in FIFA 10 you will be using the passing game to move the ball around on the pitch. To be a successful passer, you will need to keep one eye on the field, Lampard shields the ball from his defender and the other on your radar. This will enable you to open up the field with passes to players off screen. In this section of the SKILLED DRIBBLING guide we are going to look at the five main types of passes in PlayStation 3: l + r buttons, move left thumbstick side the game. to side Xbox 360: 7 + 8 buttons, move left thumbstick side to side SHORT PASS PlayStation 3: u button Xbox 360: 1 button Xavi uses a Skilled Dribble to get room for his cross Skilled dribbling is a new feature that has been added to FIFA 10 on the next-gen consoles. We have all seen the situation where A nice crisp short pass keeps the ball moving an attacker takes the ball down the wing and then squares up There are few things as pretty to watch as Barcelona pinging the on goal. He will quickly move the ball from side to side trying to ball around the pitch with short passes. Brazil is another squad get the defender to bite so he can get in his cross. This is the well known for their crisp one-touch passing game. Short passes inspiration for this move. Your player will make quick 90º cuts on are an effective method of manoeuvring the ball through tight the ball as he faces up on the goal. One trick you can employ is traffic in an attempt to poke holes in your opponent’s defence. to take a skilled dribbler to one side. If the defender leans in that Passes to players that are right in front of you are the most direction, quickly let go of the l button (7 on Xbox 360). Keep accurate. Passes made to players behind you and to the side are less precise. You will want to adjust your player’s body position 22 P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE | w w w.primagames.com Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Attacking Controls—Trapping Attacking Controls—Dribbling Attacking Controls—Passing Attacking Controls—Crossing NOT Attacking Controls—Shooting Control Assists Defensive Controls Goalkeeper Controls so that he is on balance to make the pass in the direction that you desire the ball to go. This will greatly enhance your passing THROUGH PASS PlayStation 3: i button accuracy. If you hold the Pass button down for a longer period of time, you will hit a player that is further away with the pass. Xbox 360: 4 button An accurate through pass springs the attacker into open space Passing accuracy is based on the direction of the pass One of the most potent weapons in FIFA 09 was the through This diagram clearly shows how the direction your player is pass. Lay a nice through pass into the path of a speedster like facing affects the accuracy of the pass. Assume the direction you Cristiano Ronaldo and you pretty much have an automatic are always facing is true 12 o’clock on a typical clock. Everything goal. The through ball is still very effective in FIFA 10, but the from 10 o’clock to 2 o’clock is pretty accurate, but from 2 to 5 improved keeper logic makes automatic one-on-ones a thing and from 7 to 10, accuracy is greatly diminished. From 5 to 7, of the past. Just to clarify for those not familiar with the term, you better have a highly skilled player with eyes in the back of a through pass is a pass that is played to space so that another his head. player can run onto it. It’s not played to their feet like a standard   pass. Usually you will use this type of pass to lead a wing player LOB PASS down the touch line, or get a ball in behind the defence. Once PlayStation 3: p button again, how long you hold the pass button will determine the strength and distance of your pass. Higher rated players can Xbox 360: 3 button also perform a swerving through ball that curves into the space. These players can make passes that the mere mortal footballers can’t make. LOBBED THROUGH PASS PlayStation 3: L + i buttons Xbox 360: P + 4 buttons Switching fields with a lob pass David Beckham has long been known for his ability to serve up the long ball. A quality long pass can quickly change a stagnant passing game into an attacking threat in mere moments. In order to hit the long ball with success, it is important that you keep an eye on the radar and send your players on runs. Long passes can be used to switch the field and attack down the opposite flank. Sometimes you have to go over the top You will notice this year that a driven lob pass will result when you are passing to a player without any defenders in the passing The lobbed through pass operates in much the same way as lane. This makes switching fields much more effective as the ball a regular through ball except that the ball is played in the air. travels faster. As with the short pass, holding down the lob pass This can add an extra element of difficulty for your opponent to button for a longer period of time will result in a pass to a player defend as not only does he have to cut off regular passing lanes, further away. The lob pass can also be used to hit a short chip but he also has to be mindful of open space on the field. You can over a defender. We use this to get the ball from the centre-back put balls over the top and drop them into spaces that a regular to the flanks when a striker is putting heavy pressure on the ball. through ball would never reach. Playing a lobbed through ball Wait until he gets close and then just pop it over his head to the across the field to a teammate making a diagonal run will result in waiting full-back. some great striking opportunities on your opponent’s goal. 23 Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful w w w.primagames.com | P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Attacking Controls—Trapping Attacking Controls—Dribbling Attacking Controls—Passing Attacking Controls—Crossing Attacking Controls—Shooting Control Assists Defensive Controls Goalkeeper Controls ONE-TWO PASS You will use the crossing controls to put the ball into the box when you get down into the corners, or to launch an early PlayStation 3: Hold L and press u to make the first pass. Then opportunity from further out to an unrushing attacker. Just as press u (ground pass), p (lobbed pass) or i (through pass) in shooting and passing, your body position, balance, speed, Xbox 360: Hold P and press 1 to make the first pass. Then and player attributes all come into play when hitting a cross. press 1 (ground pass), 3 (lobbed pass) or 4 (through pass) You can add some swerve to the ball by holding the right thumbstick in a direction as the meter is filling up. When most players hear the term “cross” they think of the high arcing ball into the box. In FIFA 10, this is just the beginning. You have a full arsenal of crosses at your disposal that you can employ based on the situation. If you are in the crossing zone (between the 18 yard box to the endline), you will use one set of crosses. If you are outside of this area, you will utilise one of the early cross techniques. LOW CROSS PlayStation 3: p button (double tap) Breaking down the defence with a wall pass Xbox 360: 3 button (double tap) Also known as a wall pass, the one-two pass is the quickest way to carve through the defence and move down the pitch. Your player will execute a pass and then immediately go on a run to look for a return ball. If you can get a defender to commit hard to you before making the first pass, you’ll have even better success. You can hit either a ground, lobbed, or through pass for the return   pass. The one caveat you need to be aware of is that your players can get out of position if you use it incorrectly. You don’t really want to initiate a one-two pass with your centre-back as he will go barrelling down the field leaving the back open for a counter attack. One other way to use the one-two pass control is what we call the third man running technique. Start a one-two pass, A low cross can create dangerous scoring chances but instead of returning the ball to the original passer, hit another The low cross is a sharply struck driven cross that you are man on the field. Then use this player to hit the return pass to the looking to one touch into the goal. This cross is played quickly in player going on a run. Using this third man technique can really an attempt to beat the defender to the ball (use this when your bust holes in the defence. attacker has inside position). It is best served up when you are crossing to a quick attacker who can beat his defender to the ATTACKING CONTROLS punch. This cross is usually whipped in with a lot more pace than —CROSSING the typical high arcing cross and can really catch your adversary by surprise. If your attacker does not have a good look at the goal, then hit the pass button to “flick it on” to another player. STANDARD CROSS You can create really fast goal scoring combos in this way. PlayStation 3: p button (hold to determine distance) Xbox 360: 3 button (hold to determine distance) GROUND CROSS PlayStation 3: Pp button (triple tap) Xbox 360: 3 button (triple tap) We hit a high arcing cross into the box Try to take a first touch strike off your grounded cross 24 P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE | w w w.primagames.com Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Attacking Controls—Trapping Attacking Controls—Dribbling Attacking Controls—Passing Attacking Controls—Crossing NOT Attacking Controls—Shooting Control Assists Defensive Controls Goalkeeper Controls The ground cross is a fast hitting pass much like the low cross. Also keep in mind that your player’s accuracy is greatly Your player will quickly hit the ball across the face of the goal. diminished if he is on a full sprint while shooting, as well as his It is different than the through pass in that it does not lead your lateral momentum at the time. Your best bet is to release the teammate to goal. The ground cross is an effective tool for Sprint button before your shot so that your player can gather his setting up a one time strike on goal. balance before going for goal. Unless your player’s weak foot rating is really strong, you’ll want to move the ball to his dominant EARLY CROSS / EARLY LOW CROSS / foot for the best possible strike. If you can’t get the ball on your good foot, don’t wind up your shot as much. Play it safe and try EARLY GROUND CROSS to at least put it on frame. As you line up your shot, you would benefit greatly from using the stop the ball (facing goal) and skilled dribbling controls to line up your shot. You’ll definitely need to spend a fair amount of time working on your shot to get the hang of how much power you can put on your strikes. Keep in mind that in FIFA 10, players with high shot power ratings can really let fly with some crackers from distance. Don’t be afraid to let it rip if you have a player with a 90+ Shot Power rating. However, this would be a good place to also use the various “Face the Goal” options mentioned in the dribbling section. We will have an entire section devoted to finishing later in the guide, but here is a quick tip that will help you around the goal mouth. If your player is right We launch an early cross into the box footed, head directly at the goal about 5 yards off of dead centre Early crosses refer to balls played into the box from outside the and as soon as you see the keeper, start to move left. Flick the crossing zone. Usually you will pull this type of cross out when left thumbstick and just barely tap the shot button. You’ll go to you have an opposite wing runner attacking the box. Check your the opposite side and put the ball right in the net. If your player   radar for players that have some space outside of the defence favours his left foot, simply reverse these instructions. and lead them into the box with an early cross. Early crosses can be of the standard variety, as well as low and grounded passes. Once you get the timing down with this type of cross, you can STANDARD SHOT PlayStation 3: o button create all kinds of problems for your opponent. This is especially true if the opposing team’s width is set on the narrow side. You Xbox 360: 2 button will often have a player running completely free into the attacking zone in these situations. ATTACKING CONTROLS —SHOOTING Each year the shooting system in the FIFA franchise gets a little more tweaked and perfected. With a real physics system behind every shot, you have to be aware of your player’s momentum, speed, shot rating and balance on each and every shot attempt that you take. In addition, you must be aware of which foot is the preferred foot or risk a poorly stuck attempt on goal. We have included a “Shot Power/Elevation Chart,” so that you can see the We uncork a rocket from outside the box correlation between shot speed and ball elevation based on how much you power up the meter. A standard shot is your typical driven strike on goal. You can attempt this type of shot just about anywhere on the field. Be sure to refer to the “Shot Power/Elevation Chart” to see how powering up your shot affects both the power and elevation of your strikes. Balance is key to getting off a quality shot. If you can get to the goalline and lay the ball back to the top with a through ball, you can unleash some smoking shots on net. Shot Power/Elevation Chart 25 Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful w w w.primagames.com | P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Attacking Controls—Trapping Attacking Controls—Dribbling Attacking Controls—Passing Attacking Controls—Crossing Attacking Controls—Shooting Control Assists Defensive Controls Goalkeeper Controls FINESSE SHOT CONTROL ASSISTS PlayStation 3: R + o buttons Hardcore FIFA gamers will insist that Manual is the only way to Xbox 360: + + 2 buttons play the game. It is true that turning all of the assists on Manual can result in amazing organic football. However, for the average gamer, going all Manual is just a bit too hard to handle. If you do decide to make the transition to Manual play, do it gradually. Start with manual through ball, move to manual crossing, and then take on passing and shooting. You may even need to drop a difficulty level until you become comfortable with your new skill set. Let’s take a quick look at each of the Assistance options in the game and how they affect the way you play. PASS ASSISTANCE Curve the ball back post with a finesse shot • Assisted (Default): Pass direction and power will be assisted to help play passes into the receiver’s path and avoid In a finesse shot, the attacker uses the instep of his boot instead opponent players. of his laces to make the attempt on goal. You are trading shot • Semi: Pass power is assisted, but the CPU will only help you power for accuracy with this type of shot. For this reason you a little with the direction. will want to use it when you are close to goal. One advantage • Manual: The direction you point is the direction the pass of the finesse shot is that you can use it to curl the ball around goes, and the longer you hold the pass button, the stronger the keeper and into the net. One of our favourite techniques is the pass will be. to come from the left side of the box with a right footed player Assisted Passing is the default setting in the game. You’ll be able and aim a finesse shot to the far post. Finesse shots also stay to knock it around pretty much as you please without having to   lower to the ground for a longer period of time. So you can power think much about where or how hard you are hitting the pass. up the meter a bit more and still keep the shot low. Use finesse As long as you point in more or less the correct direction, the shots in the context that you normally would in real life. If you are ball will reach its target. Semi-assisted Passing takes care of the way outside the box, the finesse shot won’t work very well at all. power for you, but you will need to be a bit more precise with your aiming. You can’t be totally sloppy here. Manual can really CHIP SHOT put your skills to the test. You’ll need to think about pass weight and direction every single time you hit the ball. Once you master PlayStation 3: L + o buttons it, you can put the ball right where you want it. The game flow Xbox 360: P + 2 buttons totally changes when you go Manual. THROUGH PASS ASSISTANCE • Assisted (Default): Through pass direction and power will be assisted to help play passes into the receiver’s path and avoid opponent’s players. • Manual: The direction you point is the direction the pass goes, and the longer you hold the through pass button, the stronger the pass will be. If you are looking to create a more organic experience for yourself, then putting Through Pass Assistance on Manual is a good choice. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll actually have some tactical advantages over players that have their options Chipping the helpless keeper set to assisted. In FIFA 10, every touch that a player takes on the Chip shots attempt to play the ball over the top of the keeper by ball slightly diminishes their speed. If you can play a through ball striking under the ball and adding backspin to the shot. You are further ahead of your player (basically a through ball to yourself), looking to create a shot that has a very high trajectory, but quickly then he can run further without the ball before touching it. falls back to the pitch. If the keeper steps out aggressively to With a speedy player like Cristiano Ronaldo, you can clear your take away your angle on a breakaway, you can use the chip shot defenders by 15-20 yards by the time you pick up the ball. to punish him. You’ll want to practice this control in the Practice Arena until you get the timing down just right. Nothing can be more frustrating than failing to convert on a one-on-one against the keeper because you misplayed the chip shot. 26 P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE | w w w.primagames.com Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Attacking Controls—Trapping Attacking Controls—Dribbling Attacking Controls—Passing Attacking Controls—Crossing NOT Attacking Controls—Shooting Control Assists Defensive Controls Goalkeeper Controls SHOT ASSISTANCE DEFENSIVE CONTROLS • Assisted (Default): Shot direction will be assisted to always FIFA 10 made some great strides when it comes to your ability aim towards the goal. to play defence. With your defenders more likely to stretch to • Semi: You have to aim toward the goal to keep your shots poke the ball away, or aggressively attack loose balls in the box, on target. keeping a clean shot is quite feasible. On the other hand, new • Manual: You are in complete control of where your shot improvements to the offensive side of the ball even the playing is aimed. field. Either way, the best way to win is to keep the ball out of With Semi and Manual settings, you have to be much more your own net. You need to be a disciplined defender, maintain precise with your aiming. With Assisted Shooting, the CPU will proper position, and don’t make poor challenges that leave your pull your aim inside of the post. With Semi Shooting, the CPU will goal open for attack. pull your aim in a bit, but if you push the left thumbstick too far to Defending in FIFA 10 requires the same type of decision making the outside, the shot will go outside of the post. On Manual, you process that real life footballers make on the pitch. You have have to have your aim down perfectly or you will miss the goal. to know when to contain the dribbler, and when to challenge This can be pretty frustrating, especially if you have worked hard him and go for the strong tackle. If you can keep yourself from to build up to a quality chance. We recommend Assisted or Semi stabbing in on tackles, you will go a long way towards creating a for most footballers. strong defensive unit that is capable of delivering the clean sheet If you are running up at speed to strike a shot (for example for your keeper. Let’s take a look at the different controls that you when the ball is laid back for you), you can usually aim right at have in your arsenal. the middle of the goal with a hard shot. The natural speed and balance of your player will push the shot far enough to either side to give you a good chance at beating the keeper JOCKEY PlayStation 3: Hold the l button Xbox 360: Hold the 7 button CROSS ASSISTANCE   • Assisted: Cross direction will be assisted towards a teammate. Cross power will be assisted to front or back post areas and there will be no power bar on the cross. • Semi (Default): You have to choose the right power, but the cross will be assisted to front and back post areas. • Manual: The direction you point is the direction the pass goes, and the longer you hold the button to perform crosses, the stronger the cross will be. By default, FIFA 10 is set to Semi Assisted Crossing. For most purposes this is perfect. You can pick out where in the box you want the ball to go by adjusting the power of your kick. 50 percent power results in a front post ball. 70 percent power will put the ball on the back post. Manual control will allow you to We jockey to contain the attacker control both power and location, but this can be tricky to master. The goal of jockeying is to contain your opponent and not necessarily try to take control of the ball right away. When you LOB PASS ASSISTANCE are facing a dangerous dribbler, it is a bad idea to commit to the tackle too soon as you will likely be beaten. Your better bet is just • Assisted (Default): Lob pass direction and power will to try to stay in front of the attacker and wait for reinforcements be assisted so that lob passes will be played towards a teammate. to arrive. This can be done by running right next to the attacker, corralling him where you want him to go or running backwards • Manual: The direction you point is the direction the lob pass goes, and the longer you hold the lob pass button, the (also called back-pedalling) with the attacker coming right at stronger the pass will be. you. You will need to tighten your defence when the attacking player gets close to your net. Otherwise, jockey and wait for your • Manual versus Assisted Lob Pass Assistance works very much like the through ball mechanism. You’ll have more opponent to bring the ball too close to your defender. Then you control over your lob passes and can drop the ball into can initiate a tackle and go for the ball. dangerous spaces. Manual settings as a whole give the game a more organic feeling and allow you to play with more creativity. As we have said all along, being unpredictable is a big plus when attacking in football. 27 Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful w w w.primagames.com | P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Attacking Controls—Trapping Attacking Controls—Dribbling Attacking Controls—Passing Attacking Controls—Crossing Attacking Controls—Shooting Control Assists Defensive Controls Goalkeeper Controls RUNNING JOCKEY PRESS/INITIATE TACKLE PlayStation 3: Hold l + r buttons PlayStation 3: u button Xbox 360: Hold 7 + 8 buttons Xbox 360: 1 button A running jockey lets us keep up with a sprinting dribbler We attack the dribbler with a strong tackle This control basically works the same as the regular jockey, but This control will cause your defender to quickly stalk the dribbler it allows your defender to run at full speed while containing the and attempt to take the ball away with an aggressive standing attacker. This can be very effective to slow down a quick counter tackle. You lose some fine control of your defender when you attack and give your team time to get back into position. press this button, so you will need to be sure that you are in excellent position before using it. In FIFA 10, there is a much SWITCH PLAYERS larger risk factor involved in pressing. If you don’t time your PlayStation 3: L button tackle properly, the offensive player will quickly leave you in the dust. FIFA 10 factors in numerous ratings to determine who wins   Xbox 360: P button in a given tackle situation. We typically like to use this control in This is just about the most basic defensive control that there the midfield where we have defensive back up in case we miss. is. There’s not too much to tell you here, except to say that you You will also need to use this to close on potential shooters once shouldn’t get switch happy. You can quickly get yourself out the ball gets around the penalty area. Remember to use layers of position if you just keeping switching again and again. We of players when defending. If the opponent gets by one of your personally like to leave the Automatic Switching assistance slider players, you should have another one there to pick him up. If you up just a notch or two. This seems to really help when it comes don’t have help, then don’t commit to the tackle. Use the jockey to taking control of the right person at the right time. control until help arrives. SWITCH PLAYERS MANUAL JOCKEY PRESS Unlike the simple “switch players” function above, this tool PlayStation 3: Hold u + l buttons allows you to flick the right thumbstick in the direction of the Xbox 360: Hold 1 + 7 buttons player you want to take over. We typically use this control when we see a players running unmarked. For example, if we are This has become one of our favourite ways to defend against controlling a defender out on the wing, and see a striker moving the dribbler. Use the jockey press until you are able to get your into the box, we will use the manual switch to move to a player defender into very close proximity to the dribbler. Once you are closer to this striker so that we can mark him. ready to make the tackle, release l (7 on the Xbox 360) and engage the dribbler. 28 P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE | w w w.primagames.com Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Attacking Controls—Trapping Attacking Controls—Dribbling Attacking Controls—Passing Attacking Controls—Crossing NOT Attacking Controls—Shooting Control Assists Defensive Controls Goalkeeper Controls TEAMMATE PRESS CLEARANCE PlayStation 3: o button PlayStation 3: o button Xbox 360: 2 button Xbox 360: 2 button Here comes our help Just get it out of the danger zone Secondary pressing will cause a nearby defender to come over Last year in FIFA 09, you could pretty much pass your way out to assist your attempt to dispossess the dribbler. Two players of trouble when your opponent put a cross into the box. While working together can severely limit the options for the attacker. not very realistic, using a pass instead of clearing the ball was an One of our favourite techniques is to send a secondary defender effective way to maintain possession. FIFA 10 ushers in change after the dribbler while we drop back to cover for him. If the in this particular area. You won’t be able to use the pass button attacker makes a mistake, we dive in quickly and sweep the to get the ball out of situations where you should be clearing it. ball away. Instead you will play a very inaccurate ball that most likely will land at the feet of another offensive player. You will find that your   SLIDE TACKLE defenders are more aggressive about throwing themselves at PlayStation 3: p button the ball in an attempt to quickly clear it away. They will use diving headers and off balance kicks in a desperate attempt to get the Xbox 360: 3 button ball out of the danger zone. GOALKEEPER CONTROLS As the last man on defence, the goalkeeper plays a vital role in keeping the ball out of the net. Not only does he have to put his hands to use to make saves, but he has to put his boots to work as well to receive back passes from under pressure defenders and to make distributions after he claims the ball for his own. His positioning is crucial to the success of the team. RUSH PlayStation 3: i button A bone crunching slide tackle Xbox 360: 4 button Slide tackles can be great tools to break down dribblers, but they also have a pretty high risk of either committing a foul or missing the tackle entirely. Make sure you activate a slide tackle when you are in good position relative to the dribbler. You don’t want to slide from the back side of the ball carrier. You will want to get as much of the ball and as little of the man as possible. Get too much man and you might receive a yellow card. Get no man at all, and you’ll be looking at a straight red. Try to watch the player you are coming in to attack and time it so the ball is out in front of him on a sprint as much as possible. If you can start your tackle right as he touches the ball, you’ll usually arrive before he can get another touch. Players with Our keeper cuts down the shooting angle higher tackling ratings will be more accurate and can execute slide tackles from further away. Players with poor ratings are Cutting off the attackers angle is key if you are going to defend more likely to take down the dribbler and commit a foul. the goal in breakaway situations. If you just sit on your line, you 29 Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful w w w.primagames.com | P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Attacking Controls—Trapping Attacking Controls—Dribbling Attacking Controls—Passing Attacking Controls—Crossing Attacking Controls—Shooting Control Assists Defensive Controls Goalkeeper Controls are going to give up the goal. With that said, you need to learn to time your rush or the attacker will simply ship the ball over your DROP THE BALL PlayStation 3: i button head into the back of the net. Timing is everything! Xbox 360: 4 button STAY ON LINE As a goalkeeper, you only have six seconds to distribute the PlayStation 3: i button (double tap) ball. Rather than the ref carding you for delaying the game, your keeper will simply automatically punt the ball at the end of six Xbox 360: 4 button (double tap) seconds. Six seconds is usually plenty of time to find a quality This is a new goalkeeping control added to the game this year. outlet. There will be times late in the game when you want Utilising the stay on the line control will force your keeper to hold to stall a bit and take some time out of the game. Once your his line and not come out after the ball. opponent clears out of the box, you can drop the ball at your keeper’s feet and hold it. The six second clock goes away, and DROP KICK you can keep it as long as you are not under pressure. Once your opponent realises what you are up to and presses the keeper, PlayStation 3: o or p with the keeper pointed up field you can get rid of the ball and start building your attack. Xbox 360: 2 or 3 with the keeper pointed up field When you want to just boom the ball onto the opposite half of the pitch, you can use the drop kick. It is preferable that you GOAL KICK A goal kick is the keeper’s mechanism for restarting the game check your radar and try to target one of your players. You can after the offence knocks it over the goalline. Here are some good hit drop kicks out to the wings, but they are difficult to keep in tips to remember: If time is running out, then a short kick is not bounds. If your opponent is pushing a lot of his players forward an option. If time is not a concern, it is a good idea to use the to try to pick up a late goal, using a drop kick is a great way to short pass to keep possession and build your attack. launch a counter attack. However, unless you have a strong target player, you are looking at a 50/50 chance of being able to Short Pass win possession. PlayStation 3: u button   Xbox 360: 1 button THROW We like to play a possession game and build the attack from the PlayStation 3: u button back. Using the short pass guarantees that you can start the play Xbox 360: 1 button with possession of the ball. Look for the most open defender and work the ball from there. Be aware of attackers lurking in the area as some teams use a very high line with lots of pressure. You will often need to take control of the receiving player and bring him back to the ball once the pass is made. Lob Pass PlayStation 3: p button Xbox 360: 3 button We start out the attack with a quick throw If you are wanting to keep possession and build from the back after your keeper receives the ball, then distributing via a throw is your absolute best bet. Unless you have an obvious counter attack option, take your time to let the offence clear out of the box before you distribute to your defenders. You can aim your throw by using the left thumbstick. Just like a standard pass, holding down the throw button will allow you to hit a target further down the field. If you check the radar and see a player Our keeper blasts the ball out to midfield open or on your goal’s side of the opponent, judge the distance, If it’s getting late in the game and you need to get the ball up field face his direction and launch the throw. This is a very accurate in a hurry, you’ll want to use the lob pass control to launch the way to send a player on a quick counter attack, especially if ball out to midfield. You’re going to have to fight for possession if your opponent has an overlapping full-back pushed up into your you want to win the ball. Tall strikers and central midfielders will defending third. help you out in this task. 30 P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE | w w w.primagames.com Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Introduction 1 Star Skill Moves 2 Star Skill Moves 3 Star Skill Moves 4 Star Skill Moves 5 Star Skill Moves Combination and Exit Moves 5 Star Juggling Tricks Beating Your Opponent One-on-One      SKILL MOVES AND JUGGLING TRICKS 31 Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Introduction 1 Star Skill Moves 2 Star Skill Moves 3 Star Skill Moves 4 Star Skill Moves 5 Star Skill Moves Combination and Exit Moves 5 Star Juggling Tricks Beating Your Opponent One-on-One      Skill moves are not just for show, they can be very effective in FIFA 10. By properly using moves with the right timing, your players can elude their markers and get open in dangerous spaces on the field. In this chapter we will teach you all of the skill moves in the game and give you powerful dribble combinations to break down defenders. 32 Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Introduction 1 Star Skill Moves 2 Star Skill Moves 3 Star Skill Moves 4 Star Skill Moves 5 Star Skill Moves NOT Combination and Exit Moves 5 Star Juggling Tricks Beating Your Opponent One-on-One SKILL MOVES AND JUGGLING TRICKS INTRODUCTION The Skill Move system in FIFA 10 differs a bit than the one in FIFA 09. The controls are basically the same, but now all of the Skill Moves are split up into five categories. Each player in the game has a Skill Move rating of 1 to 5 stars. Players with more stars can perform more difficult tricks. Players like Walcott, Rooney, Ronaldo and Messi can perform every trick in the book. Other players are a bit more limited. Some tricks use the same control. A higher rated player will give you one particular move, while a lower rated player will execute a simpler version, or might fail altogether. For many of the moves such as Drag Backs, Stepovers and Reverse Stepovers, you can explode out of the move with the Left Thumbstick exit combination. Play around with different Exit Moves as you’ll see some very effective options (and slick animations). We have broken down the Skill Moves into categories based on the number of stars that are required to perform them. Be sure to look at the Skill Move ratings for each player on your team      so you can be comfortable with their abilities. To explain how the moves work, we will use a numbering system corresponding to the directions on the Right Thumbstick. For example if you need to push the Right Thumbstick to the right you will see Push Right (3), with 3 corresponding to the direction on the chart below. These instructions assume that you are facing forward (like in the Arena) and that you have held down the Skill modifier button (l on PS3 or 7 on Xbox 360). Unless otherwise specified the instructions refer to the Right Thumbstick movements you must make. TIP We recommend practicing these moves in the Arena first, and then in an 11 vs. goalkeeper practice match. You will find that changing the camera view will change the directions you need to move the right stick to execute the moves (these instructions are based on the 1 vs. 1 Arena view). Practice using the camera view that you prefer to play in until you have them down. 1 STAR SKILL MOVES JUGGLING Unless you are beating your opponent very badly and just want to rub it in his face a bit, you won’t have too many opportunities to juggle in game. However, juggling is a fun way to pass the time in Arena mode as there are numerous tricks that you have at your disposal. How to Execute: Tap R repeatedly (+ on Xbox 360) Every player has the ability to perform standard juggles. There’s not much to say here. Simply tap the button repeatedly to have your player perform kick-ups. 33 Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful w w w.primagames.com | P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Introduction 1 Star Skill Moves 2 Star Skill Moves 3 Star Skill Moves 4 Star Skill Moves 5 Star Skill Moves Combination and Exit Moves 5 Star Juggling Tricks Beating Your Opponent One-on-One 2 STAR SKILL MOVES BALL ROLL How to Execute: Hold Left (7) or Hold Right (3) This is a pretty simple move, but it can be very effective as a lane change manoeuvre when a defender is coming at you full speed. Just take make a quick roll to the side and accelerate right by him. You will want to make this move in the direction opposite that your opponent is shading you. So if the defender is coming straight on, but towards your right shoulder, roll it to the left side. You can also use this move down in the corner when you have squared up to cross. Defenders will often come at you full speed and a quick roll will give you all the room you need to get your cross in. 1 2 3 4      BODY FEINT LEFT OR RIGHT How to Execute: Flick Left (7) or Flick Right (3) The Body Feint is another very simple move that can be effective in the right places. You are looking to make the defender lean in the wrong direction so that you can go by him on the other. Experiment with different Exit Moves to see which ones you like the best. 1 2 3 4 DRAG BACK How to Execute: Flick Left Thumbstick Back (5)—Standing Only This move can only be executed from a standing position. The player pulls the ball back with the sole of his boot. This move is best used to pull the ball out of the path of a lunging defender, or to quickly change directions back towards your own goal. Again, experiment with different types of Exit Moves including a pull behind the standing leg and pull to V move. 1 2 3 4 34 P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE | w w w.primagames.com Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Introduction 1 Star Skill Moves 2 Star Skill Moves 3 Star Skill Moves 4 Star Skill Moves 5 Star Skill Moves NOT Combination and Exit Moves 5 Star Juggling Tricks Beating Your Opponent One-on-One REVERSE STEPOVER How to Execute: Right to Forward (3,2,1) or Left to Forward (7,8,1) The Reverse Stepover fakes as if you are going to cut the ball across your body with the inside of your boot. Instead, you step over and around the front of the ball. The objective is to fool the defender with the fake so that you can explode in the opposite directions. You can perform this move at speed, but we have found it to be most effective when at a dead stop followed by a quick exit. 1 2 3 4 STEPOVER How to Execute: Forward to Right (1,2,3) or Forward to Left (1,8,7)      The Stepover (also know as Scissor) fakes as if you are going to cut the ball with the outside of your boot. Your player brings his foot from behind the ball around the front and to the side. You can perform this move either at a standstill or on the move. In FIFA 10, slight changes to the animation enable you to execute multiple stepovers without slowing down too much. You can hit at least three consecutive moves before you start to slow down. Make sure you have plenty of separation between your player and the defender when executing this move, or it will be tackled away quite easily. 1 2 3 4 3 STAR SKILL MOVES 360º ROULETTE How to Execute: Back to Left to Forward to Right (5,6,7,8,1,2,3) or Back to Right to Forward to Left (5,4,3,2,1,8,7) Made most famous by Maradona and Zidane, the 360º Roulette is a spin move that effectively shields the ball from your opponent. This move can quickly get separation for your attacking player so you can make a play on goal. It is very hard for defenders to take the ball away from you, and if they are too aggressive it usually results in a foul. 1 2 3 4 35 Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful w w w.primagames.com | P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Introduction 1 Star Skill Moves 2 Star Skill Moves 3 Star Skill Moves 4 Star Skill Moves 5 Star Skill Moves Combination and Exit Moves 5 Star Juggling Tricks Beating Your Opponent One-on-One FAKE LEFT GO RIGHT How to Execute: Right to Back to Left (3,4,5,6,7) This is a variation of the Elastico move for players that only have a 3 Star Skill Move rating. You will perform a body fake to the right and then take the ball with an explosive step to the left using the outside of his left foot. This move is still effective, but is not as fancy as the Elastico. 1 2 3 4 FLICK UP How to Execute: Flick Forward 3x (1,1,1) This particular Skill Move has two main uses. First of all, you can use it to flick the ball up and over an oncoming slide tackle. If you      are able to read the play and predict the tackle, you can flick the ball up and skip away into the open field. Another use for this move is to flick the ball beach-football-style and crack a volley on goal. 1 2 3 4 HEEL FLICK How to Execute: Flick Forward, Back (1,5) This move is similar to the Heel to Heel flick, but will be performed by players that do not have at least a 4 Star Skill Move rating. Not as fancy, but it will still get results. 1 2 3 4 36 P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE | w w w.primagames.com Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Introduction 1 Star Skill Moves 2 Star Skill Moves 3 Star Skill Moves 4 Star Skill Moves 5 Star Skill Moves NOT Combination and Exit Moves 5 Star Juggling Tricks Beating Your Opponent One-on-One 4 STAR SKILL MOVES BALL HOP How to Execute: B (+ on Xbox 360) Mexican player Cuauhtémoc Blanco is given credit for being the first player to use this move. It is typically used to split two defenders who are marking your man. It must be performed from a standing position. You can also use it to jump over a slide tackle, but this is tricky. If you like to play with lots of flair, try executing a Ball Hop and then ripping a volley while the ball is coming down. 1 2 3 4 FEINT LEFT EXIT RIGHT      How to Execute: Left to Back to Right (7,6,5,4,3) Known as one of the greatest dribblers ever, Sir Stanley Matthews perfected this move to beat defenders who committed too quickly on tackles. Your player will lean to the left as if he is going to head in that direction. He further sells the fake by slightly touching the ball with the inside of his foot to the left. He then take a quick hop and explodes to the right with the outside of his right boot. He developed this change of pace move to punish defenders who committed too quickly to tackles. The player begins by leaning to the left as if he is going to go in that direction as he touches it slightly with the inside of his right foot. He then quickly takes the ball with the outside of the same foot and explodes to his right. 1 2 3 4 HEEL TO HEEL FLICK How to Execute: Flick Forward, Back (1,5) One of our favourites, the Heel to Heel Flick is a stop-n-go Skill Move that is most effective when used along the sidelines. You will see best results when a defender attacks you straight on. The rear flick will put the ball forward at an angle so that you can slide around the defender. Often the defender will freeze for a second so that you can accelerate right past him. This is also a good move if you like to nutmeg your opponents. 1 2 3 4 37 Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful w w w.primagames.com | P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Introduction 1 Star Skill Moves 2 Star Skill Moves 3 Star Skill Moves 4 Star Skill Moves 5 Star Skill Moves Combination and Exit Moves 5 Star Juggling Tricks Beating Your Opponent One-on-One STANDARD RAINBOW How to Execute: Flick Back, Forward—Then Forward again with timing (5,1,0)...(0,1) The Rainbow Skill Move essentially flicks the ball from behind your player up and over his head. It can be effective in the open field to split defenders or even beat a keeper who has rushed out too early. Combo the Rainbow move with a volleyed shot for maximum results. ADVANCED RAINBOW How to Execute: Flick Back, Hold Forward—Then Forward again with timing (5,1)...(0,1) This is the same basic move in concept as the Standard Rainbow. The timing is a bit different and rewards you with a unique animation when you pull it off. Your player will flick the ball up, and then use the outside of his boot to pop it over his head. 1 2 3 4      5 STAR SKILL MOVES BALL ROLL FLICK How to Execute: Hold Right, Flick Diagonal Forward/Left (3,8) or Hold Left, Flick Diagonal Forward/Right (7,2)—jogging only This move can only be performed while jogging. It has a nice double change of direction feel to it. You start out with a ball roll to one side, and then quickly step around the ball with your opposite foot. The move finishes off as you flick it to the opposite direction of your ball roll with your back foot. The timing takes a bit of time to master, but this flashy move is a solid choice to beat defenders one-on-one. 1 2 3 4 BALL ROLL FAKE How to Execute: Hold Right, Hold Left Thumbstick Left or Hold Left, Hold Right Thumbstick Right The new Ball Roll Fake is all about flair. You start by rolling the ball to one side. You quickly step over it and then catch the ball with the laces of the foot that started the move out. Throw in a little head fake and you have a nice looking trick. 1 2 3 4 38 P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE | w w w.primagames.com Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Introduction 1 Star Skill Moves 2 Star Skill Moves 3 Star Skill Moves 4 Star Skill Moves 5 Star Skill Moves NOT Combination and Exit Moves 5 Star Juggling Tricks Beating Your Opponent One-on-One CHOP How to Execute: Flick Diagonal Back/Left 2x (6,0,6,0)—Jogging Only or Flick Diagonal Back/Right 2x (4,0,4,0)—Jogging Only Patented by Cristiano Ronaldo, the chop is a quick 90 degree change of direction move. While jogging, our player will quickly throw one leg forward and chop the ball behind that leg with the inside of his other foot. The best time to use this is when you are running side by side with a defender. If he is slightly ahead of you, so much the better. Players that do not have a 5 Star Skill Move rating will fake a shot and chop the ball to the opposite direction in front of them. 1 2 3 4 DRAG BACK FAKE AND EXIT How to Execute: Back to Left to Back to Right on the Left Thumbstick (5,6,7,6,5,4,3) This is a new move to FIFA 10. This trick looks very similar to the Pull Behind the Standing Left combo, but instead of releasing the      ball, the player traps it quickly with his laces, and then exits to the opposite direction. Lots of flash, lots of flair, lots of fun. You have to be really quick on the Left Thumbstick to pull it off. 1 2 3 4 ELASTICO How to Execute: Right to Back to Left (3,4,5,6,7) Current football fans typically associate this move with Ronaldinho, although he was not the inventor. This trick begins with your player pushing the ball to the right with the outside of his right foot. He will quickly move the same foot to the outside of the ball and snap it back across his body. This ball looks like it is tied to a rubber band which was the inspiration for this move’s name. 1 2 3 4 39 Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful w w w.primagames.com | P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Introduction 1 Star Skill Moves 2 Star Skill Moves 3 Star Skill Moves 4 Star Skill Moves 5 Star Skill Moves Combination and Exit Moves 5 Star Juggling Tricks Beating Your Opponent One-on-One FIRST TIME FLICK How to Execute: Hold or Tap R (+ on Xbox 360) The inspiration for this move came from a Thierry Henry moment. He had his back to goal as a pass played in to his heel. As it arrived, he quickly chipped it up, and then turned to blast a volley into the back of the net. The timing is tricky with this one. We recommend starting an 11 vs. goalkeeper practice match. You can then practice this move without having to worry about defensive pressure. 1 1 2 3 4 HOCUS POCUS How to Execute: Back to Left to Back to Right (5,6,7,6,5,4,3)      We prefer to use this move most often in combination with a Stepover or Ball Roll. It is tough to pull off in-game, but there isn’t a much prettier move to smoke a defender with. Your player will pull the ball around his standing leg and whip it in a 45º angle across the front of his body. 1 2 3 4 RABONA FAKE How to Execute: Press Pass button while Shot/Lob power bar is ramping up + hold back on Left Thumbstick—While sprinting This move will put your stick skills to the test. It is tough to pull off, but extremely effective when it comes to shaking the defence. Your player will swing one leg behind the other as if he is going to hit a Rabona cross. Instead, he will trap the ball with the laces of his boot. Exit quickly in the opposite direction and take advantage of your faked out marker. If you are really fast, you can pull off a Rabona Fake to Rabona chip combination. 1 2 3 4 40 P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE | w w w.primagames.com Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Introduction 1 Star Skill Moves 2 Star Skill Moves 3 Star Skill Moves 4 Star Skill Moves 5 Star Skill Moves NOT Combination and Exit Moves 5 Star Juggling Tricks Beating Your Opponent One-on-One SCOOP TURN How to Execute: Flick Diagonal Back/Left 2x (6,0,6,0) or Flick Diagonal Back/Right 2x (4,0,4,0)—Standing only We haven’t found too many different uses for this move in-game, which is too bad because it looks really sharp. The best option is to use it to curl the ball around a defender that is applying moderate pressure, but isn’t coming in hard on the tackle. 1 1 2 3 4 SOMBRERO FLICK How to Execute: Flick Forward, Forward, Back (1,0,1,5)—Standing only Typically you will use this move when your back is to goal and you have a defender rushing you. Your player will flick the ball up onto his laces, stall it for a split second and then flip the ball back over his head. If you have a target man receive the ball with his      back to goal in near the penalty area, the Sombrero Flick can be combined with a volleyed shot for devastating results. 1 1 2 3 4 TRIPLE ELASTICO How to Execute: Back to Right to Back to Left (5,4,3,4,5,6,7) A derivative of the Elastico, the Triple Flip Flap fakes a move to the outside before cutting the ball back across from right to left. You will move the ball further ahead than you do with the Flip Flap which will enable you to quickly get back to speed if your defender bites on the fake. 1 1 2 3 4 41 Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful w w w.primagames.com | P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Introduction 1 Star Skill Moves 2 Star Skill Moves 3 Star Skill Moves 4 Star Skill Moves 5 Star Skill Moves Combination and Exit Moves 5 Star Juggling Tricks Beating Your Opponent One-on-One TURN AND SPIN How to Execute: Flick Forward, Flick Left (1,0,7) or Flick Forward, Flick Right (1,0,3) The Turn and Spin is another one of our go-to moves as it can be used in so many different places on the field. It also combines very well with other Skill Moves in the game, especially the Stepover and Reverse Stepover. This move was made most famous by Aiden McGeady who plays for Celtic. You can use this move with a defender on your back, or even while facing a defender. 1 1 2 3 4 COMBINATION AND EXIT MOVES Now that we have taken a look at all of the different Skill Moves in the game, it’s time to put them together to create some devastating dribble combinations. Some of these moves are fairly simple, others are more complex and will require some practice to get down. A few of the moves just look really cool!      These instructions assume that you are facing forward (like in the Arena) and that you have held down the Skill Modifier button (l on PS3 or 7 on Xbox 360). Unless otherwise specified the instructions refer to the Right Thumbstick movements you must make. BALL ROLL TO CHOP How to Execute: Hold Right, then Flick to Back/Left 2x or Hold Left, then Flick to Back/Right 2x 1 1 2 3 4 BALL ROLL TO HOCUS POCUS How to Execute: Back to Left (hold for half a second) to Back to Right 1 1 2 3 4 BALL ROLL TO REVERSE STEPOVER How to Execute: Hold Right, to Forward 1 1 2 3 4 42 P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE | w w w.primagames.com Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Introduction 1 Star Skill Moves 2 Star Skill Moves 3 Star Skill Moves 4 Star Skill Moves 5 Star Skill Moves NOT Combination and Exit Moves 5 Star Juggling Tricks Beating Your Opponent One-on-One BALL ROLL TO REVERSE STEPOVER TO TURN AND SPIN How to Execute: Hold Right, to Forward, Flick Right 1 1 2 3 4 BALL ROLL TO TRIPLE ELASTICO How to Execute: Back to Right (hold for half a second) to Back to Left      1 1 2 3 4 BALL ROLL FAKE TO HOCUS POCUS How to Execute: Hold Right, Hold Left Thumbstick Left, then Back to Left to Back to Right 1 1 2 3 4 BODY FEINT PULL ACROSS How to Execute: Flick Right Thumbstick Right, Flick Left Thumbstick Forward/Right 1 1 2 3 4 43 Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful w w w.primagames.com | P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Introduction 1 Star Skill Moves 2 Star Skill Moves 3 Star Skill Moves 4 Star Skill Moves 5 Star Skill Moves Combination and Exit Moves 5 Star Juggling Tricks Beating Your Opponent One-on-One DOUBLE STEPOVER How to Execute: Forward to Right to Forward to Left (repeat for multiple stepovers) 1 1 2 3 4 DRAG BEHIND THE STANDING LEG How to Execute: Flick Left Thumbstick Back, then Left (if right foot drag) or Right (if left foot drag)      1 1 2 3 4 FAKE SHOT TO DRAG AND GO How to Execute: Press Pass while Shot/Lob Power is ramping up. Flick Left Thumbstick Back then Forward 1 2 3 4 FAKE SHOT TO ELASTICO How to Execute: Press Pass while Shot/Lob Power is ramping up. Right Thumbstick Right to Back to Left 1 2 3 4 44 P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE | w w w.primagames.com Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Introduction 1 Star Skill Moves 2 Star Skill Moves 3 Star Skill Moves 4 Star Skill Moves 5 Star Skill Moves NOT Combination and Exit Moves 5 Star Juggling Tricks Beating Your Opponent One-on-One FAKE SHOT TO HEEL TO HEEL How to Execute: Press Pass while Shot/Lob Power is ramping up. Right Thumbstick Forward then Back 1 1 2 3 4 FAKE SHOT TO TURN AND SPIN How to Execute: Press Pass while Shot/Lob Power is ramping up. Flick Right Thumbstick Forward then Left      1 1 2 3 4 FLICK UP TO BICYCLE How to Execute: Juggle with your back to goal. Hold the Left Thumbstick away from goal and then hit the shot button as the ball is coming back down 1 1 2 3 4 REVERSE STEPOVER FLICK AHEAD How to Execute: Right to Forward, Exit Forward on Left Thumbstick or Exit Forward/Left 1 1 2 3 4 45 Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful w w w.primagames.com | P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Introduction 1 Star Skill Moves 2 Star Skill Moves 3 Star Skill Moves 4 Star Skill Moves 5 Star Skill Moves Combination and Exit Moves 5 Star Juggling Tricks Beating Your Opponent One-on-One REVERSE STEPOVER SPIN EXIT How to Execute: Right to Forward, Exit by Holding Left on Left Thumbstick 1 1 2 3 4 REVERSE STEPOVER TO TURN AND SPIN How to Execute: Right to Forward, Flick Right      1 1 2 3 4 STEPOVER TO FEINT LEFT EXIT RIGHT How to Execute: Forward to Left to Back to Right 1 1 2 3 4 STEPOVER TO HOCUS POCUS How to Execute: Very quickly spin the Right Thumbstick anti-clockwise 2x starting at Forward 1 1 2 3 4 46 P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE | w w w.primagames.com Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Introduction 1 Star Skill Moves 2 Star Skill Moves 3 Star Skill Moves 4 Star Skill Moves 5 Star Skill Moves NOT Combination and Exit Moves 5 Star Juggling Tricks Beating Your Opponent One-on-One THE HJERPSETH How to Execute: Press Pass button while Shot/Lob power bar is ramping up + hold back on Left Thumbstick—While sprinting. Slight press Left Thumbstick towards goal and lightly tap the pass button This move is named after an online FIFA player that perfected this very flashy technique. You will want to use it with a striker breaking free into the penalty box. If you do everything correctly, the player will execute a Rabona Fake and then take a back heel shot at goal. 1 1 2 3 4 5 STAR JUGGLING TRICKS You won’t typically have the opportunity to use many of these juggling tricks in game, and unless you are way ahead you won’t want to try them. However, they are a great deal of fun to play around with in the Practice Arena.      These instructions assume that you are facing forward (like in the Arena) and that you have held down the Skill Modifier button (l on PS3 or 7 on Xbox 360). Unless otherwise specified, the instructions refer to the Right Thumbstick movements you must make. You will need to be juggling the ball already to perform all of these moves except for the Laces Flick Up. AROUND THE WORLD How to Execute: Back to Left to Forward to Right (5,6,7,8,1,2,3) 1 1 2 3 4 CHEST FLICK How to Execute: Push the Left Thumbstick up, hold V (p on Xbox 360) and triple tap B (= on Xbox 360) 1 1 2 3 4 FLICK FOR VOLLEY How to Execute: Hold the Left Thumbstick up while juggling 1 1 2 3 4 47 Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful w w w.primagames.com | P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Introduction 1 Star Skill Moves 2 Star Skill Moves 3 Star Skill Moves 4 Star Skill Moves 5 Star Skill Moves Combination and Exit Moves 5 Star Juggling Tricks Beating Your Opponent One-on-One HOP THE WORLD How to Execute: Hold V (p on Xbox 360), Right Thumbstick Back to Left to Forward to Right (5,4,3,2,1,8,7) 1 1 2 3 4 IN AIR ELASTICO How to Execute: Flick Right, Left (3,7)      1 1 2 3 4 LACES FLICK UP How to Execute: Hold R (+ on Xbox 36) to flick it up and start juggling 1 1 2 3 SOMBRERO FLICK BACKWARDS How to Execute: Hold the Left Thumbstick backwards while juggling 1 1 2 3 4 48 P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE | w w w.primagames.com Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Introduction 1 Star Skill Moves 2 Star Skill Moves 3 Star Skill Moves 4 Star Skill Moves 5 Star Skill Moves NOT Combination and Exit Moves 5 Star Juggling Tricks Beating Your Opponent One-on-One SOMBRERO FLICK RIGHT/LEFT How to Execute: Hold the Left Thumbstick left or right while juggling 1 1 2 3 T. AROUND THE WORLD How to Execute: Back to Left to Forward to Right (5,6,7,8,1,2,3) then flick the Right Thumbstick up      1 1 2 3 4 BEATING YOUR OPPONENT ONE-ON-ONE So far in this section of the guide we have taken at look at all of the Skill Moves as well as some of our favourite combinations. Many of these moves require a great deal of practice. You can practice them again, but we really do recommend that you use the Arena and Practice Matches to hone your skills until the controls become second nature. Start with the basic moves like the Stepover, Reverse Stepover and Body Feint. Once you have mastered those, then graduate to the more difficult moves like the 360º Roulette and the Heel to Heel Flick. When used with a combination of exits, these five moves can carry you a long way in FIFA 10. Once you have mastered them, then dive into the more flashy tricks like the Hocus Pocus, Elastico and the like. Lampard goes right at the defender We’ve shown you all the weapons you have in your arsenal, now let’s dive a bit further into how you can pull these together to beat defenders one-on-one. You can experience a great deal of success just by passing well and finishing, but we like to play with a bit more flair. There’s nothing more satisfying than to nutmeg your friend as you blow by him on the way to goal. Right as the defender starts to reach Lampard, he executes a Skilled Dribble move 49 Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful w w w.primagames.com | P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Introduction 1 Star Skill Moves 2 Star Skill Moves 3 Star Skill Moves 4 Star Skill Moves 5 Star Skill Moves Combination and Exit Moves 5 Star Juggling Tricks Beating Your Opponent One-on-One The defender is left flailing at nothing as Lampard goes by Xavi completes the move and breaks into open space While Skill Moves can be effective at beating defenders, they do carry some risk. You may beat your defender, but you are also CONTROL THE BALL exposing the ball and could just as easily have it stripped by a Too many beginning players in FIFA 10 immediately press the quality marker. Don’t use Skill Moves in your own defensive third. Sprint button the moment that their player starts dribbling. This is We prefer to work the ball around using the passing game until a huge mistake. While your player does dribble at a much higher we get into the attacking third of the pitch. At this point, breaking pace, you can’t cut as sharply and it is much easier to knock your down a defender can directly result in a goal scoring opportunity. player off the ball. Only use the Sprint button when your player      Beating a player with a Skill Move at midfield won’t usually has lots of open field, or to briefly explode past your opponent directly result in a goal, so why risk it? In addition to creating after you make a Skill Move. valuable shooting opportunities, we have found that defenders If you watch closely, you will see skilled dribblers in the game tend to foul you more often when you are attacking them with like Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and Rooney use few tricks and flicks Skill Moves. You can often draw a free kick in a dangerous during the normal run of play. They will make quick 180 degree situation if you pull out a trick around the penalty box. Cruyff turns, use cheeky little heel passes and flick the ball using a number of body surfaces. You will also notice that highly skilled dribblers will take more touches on the ball when they are dribbling. This enables you to quickly change direction, making these players very difficult to contain. Xavi is quickly being cut off by two defenders The Heel to Heel flick works nicely in many different situations Moves like the Turn & Spin can be effective against more than one defender 50 P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE | w w w.primagames.com Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Introduction 1 Star Skill Moves 2 Star Skill Moves 3 Star Skill Moves 4 Star Skill Moves 5 Star Skill Moves NOT Combination and Exit Moves 5 Star Juggling Tricks Beating Your Opponent One-on-One Note to defence: Keep your legs closed The Chop move works well if you have a big player like Schweinsteiger      There aren’t very many things more humiliating than being the victim of a nutmeg Schweinsteiger cuts in front of his marker USE CHANGE OF PACE Once you have mastered controlling the ball in tight spaces, you can begin to use change of pace to beat defenders. The Stop Ball and Stop Ball Facing Goal controls should be used often in your attempt to shake the defender. Simply dribbling, pulling a hard stop and exploding in a new direction is often enough to break free of your marker. Right Thumbstick knock-ons are also a powerful tool when it comes to beating your man one-on-one. If you have a decided speed advantage, then you only need to get your marker leaning the wrong way and you can use the Right Thumbstick to knock the ball into open space. With the new 360º dribbling and knock- Now he can use his large frame to seal off the defender ons, you can use the Right Thumbstick to split two defenders. This is especially effective if you have a big strong footballer THE IMPORTANCE OF EXIT MOVES like Drogba. Skill Moves are fun to execute, but typically the Exit Move you add to them is what makes them really work. Exit Moves give your player a quick explosion that you can use to accelerate away from your marker if he is fooled by your Skill Move. NOTE One mistake that gamers often make is to perform the Skill Move too close to a defender. It will take some practice to judge the timing you need for each move. One you get this down, you’ll have much more success when you go one- on-one versus a defender. 51 Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful w w w.primagames.com | P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Introduction 1 Star Skill Moves 2 Star Skill Moves 3 Star Skill Moves 4 Star Skill Moves 5 Star Skill Moves Combination and Exit Moves 5 Star Juggling Tricks Beating Your Opponent One-on-One You will want to spend time in the Arena looking at all the different types of Exit Moves that can be performed. Look specifically at the Stepover, Reverse Stepover, and Drag Back moves. Lampard is using the Shield move to hold off the defence      We use a spin Exit Move to roll away from our marker Lampard has lots of open pitch in front of him now This series of moves only scratches the surface of what you can do in FIFA 10. Every time we play the game we discover new combinations that can be effective against both CPU and human opponents. The more natural these movements become for you, the easier it will be for you to torch defences when you play. 52 P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE | w w w.primagames.com Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Corner Kicks Free Kicks Free Kick Defence/Control Wall Throw ins Penalty Taking Penalty Saving Create-A-Set Piece   SET PIECES 53 Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Corner Kicks Free Kicks Free Kick Defence/Control Wall Throw ins Penalty Taking Penalty Saving Create-A-Set Piece   The new Create-A-Set Piece feature puts control of restart plays totally in your hands. We will take you through all of the set piece controls, and provide you with several great custom play examples that will get your juices flowing. 54 Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Corner Kicks Free Kicks Free Kick Defence/Control Wall Throw ins NOT Penalty Taking Penalty Saving Create-A-Set Piece SET PIECES On the real life football pitch, set pieces account for 25-35% of all goals scored. Even though this is a pretty substantial number, very few FIFA gamers spend time working on their set play skills. In this section of the guide, we are going to break down all the controls you will need to master for set pieces, as well as give you some of our favourite techniques for using the new Create-A- Set Piece feature. CORNER KICKS In FIFA 09, corner kicks were a pretty effective method for close to the goal line as possible, then hit an outswinging corner scoring from dead ball situations. Because the restart is always with tonnes of spin on it. The keeper will freeze on his line as the from the exact same position on the field, you can get a pretty ball drops into the danger area. good feel for the power needed to serve the ball right where you want it on the pitch. The power meter is the key to hitting your target player, so a “Corner Distance Chart” has been provided to give you a basic understanding of how hard you will need to hit the ball to get it into the desired area. In addition, there are numerous types of corner kicks that you can hit, including lob crosses, low crosses, and ground crosses.   Blanco plays a lob cross LOW CROSS PlayStation 3: Double tap p button Xbox 360: Double tap 3 button Most FIFA gamers will strictly utilise the lob cross. For a change Corner kick power gauge of pace, try firing off a low cross instead. This type of cross will be driven low with pace and can be whipped in across the face There are two terms that you need to understand as we begin to of the goal. It is set up so that you can volley or head the ball into take a closer look at corner kicks: the goal with pace. If you don’t have a good angle for a shot, • Inswinging Kick: The ball is kicked and bends or curves in use the Pass button to click the ball to another teammate. Low toward the goal. crosses are most effective when played to the front post as they • Outswinging Kick: The ball is kicked and bends or curves will not clear too many players due to their lower trajectory. away from the goal. LOB CROSS PlayStation 3: p button Xbox 360: 3 button The lob cross is the default option that you get when you cross the ball for a corner kick. The ball is played high up into the air allowing your target men to jockey for position to put the ball in the back of the net. The power meter will determine how far the ball carries. If the meter is powered up to about 50%, you will get a ball played to the front post area. The back post is around 70% on the power meter. Because the ball spends more time in Hitting a low cross the air, any spin you put on the ball will have more effect. As you are powering up the cross, you can use the Right Thumbstick to add curve to the ball. One of our favourite techniques is to aim as 55 Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful w w w.primagames.com | P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Corner Kicks Free Kicks Free Kick Defence/Control Wall Throw ins Penalty Taking Penalty Saving Create-A-Set Piece GROUND CROSS CHANGE KICK TAKER PlayStation 3: Triple tap p button PlayStation 3: r button to open menu, choose player with Xbox 360: Triple tap 3 button u button The ground cross corner kick control does pretty much the same Xbox 360: 8 button to open menu, choose player with 1 button thing as a regular ground cross during the normal run of play. In This is a new feature in FIFA 10 this season. Quite simply, it gives order for this type of corner kick to be effective, you have to be you the option of changing your kick taker. For corner kicks, you the first one to the ball. You can play around with taking a quick can switch players if you want to hit an outswinger versus an one-touch shot, or try laying the ball back for one of your other inswinger or vice versa. If you are kicking from the right corner, strikers to take the shot. choose a right footed player for an outswinger, and a left footed player for an inswinger. This control also works for free kicks and penalty shots. Blanco serves up a ground cross SHORT CORNER/CALL PLAYER Maybe we should let someone else take this one PlayStation 3: l button to call player, u button to make FREE KICKS   the pass Xbox 360: 7 button to call player, 1 button to make the pass There is a built in feature in the arena mode that allows you to There are several instances in which you might want to call a work on your free kicks, and it is strongly recommended that you player over for a pass instead of serving the ball into the area. If it take advantage of it to hone your skills. Simply move your chosen is late in the game and you are attempting to hold on to the lead, arena player anywhere on the pitch and hit the D-pad in any you can call a player over for a short pass and try to hold the ball direction, and you will immediately be set up to take the free kick in the corner. Shield the ball as long as you can to kill time. Other from that spot. If you are anywhere in the penalty box, you will times you can use this play as a change of pace. Work a one-two immediately be set up to hit a penalty kick. You can also practice pass with your kick taker and the receiver of the initial pass. You your free kicks using the Practice Set Piece option from the can get your cross in from a different angle by just making a pass Practice Menu. This is actually an even better way to go about a few yards further away from the goalline and then crossing it practicing as you’ll be able to more specifically choose one of right away. the eight zones to practice your kick from. Also, in this mode the opposing team will build a wall which can make all the difference when you are working to master your free kicks. When the meter is powering up, you can use the Left Thumbstick to impart spin on the ball. Holding the Left Thumbstick to either side will put the maximum curl on the ball. Use this to go for placement shots. Holding the Left Thumbstick to the upper left or upper right will put topspin on the ball. This is best used to quickly get the ball up and over the wall. If you don’t put topspin on the ball, you’ll have little chance of getting the ball down into the net when you are close to goal. Holding the Left Thumbstick down will create backspin. You won’t typically use this function when you are trying to score as backspin will cause Bringing in a player for a short corner the ball to hang in the air longer. If the defence is holding a line far from the goal, hitting a free kick with backspin into the area will give your players time to run from an onside position for an attack on goal. 56 P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE | w w w.primagames.com Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Corner Kicks Free Kicks Free Kick Defence/Control Wall Throw ins NOT Penalty Taking Penalty Saving Create-A-Set Piece Free Kick Curve A short pass free kick to restart play QUICK RESTART LOB PASS PlayStation 3: Use any of the standard passing controls PlayStation 3: p button Xbox 360: Use any of the standard passing controls Xbox 360: 3 button FIFA 10 brings a new animation sequence to the free kick game The lob pass free kick can be used to put the ball into the area for with the ability to perform on field quick restarts. When it would a header or volley strike on goal. You can also use this technique be an advantage to potentially get the ball moving again quickly, to make a big switch of the field and get an opposite wing one of your players will run to the ball and put his hand on it to attack started. bring it to a stop. You can then execute a pass using any of the standard passing controls. If you don’t want to perform a quick restart, simply do nothing and the play will stop and you will be presented with the standard free kick system. Blanco serves the ball into the penalty area   SHOT PlayStation 3: o button Chicago with a quick restart Xbox 360: 2 button If you have a free kick within 25 metres or so of the goal, it’s SHORT PASS usually time to wind up and rip a shot on goal. The distance PlayStation 3: u button you are away from goal determines the technique your player Xbox 360: 1 button uses for his shot. On longer shots, your player will fire a shot The short pass free kick is just a pass to one of your players to with the laces of his boot. On shorter free kicks where accuracy get the game moving again. You’ll be able to maintain possession and placement are at a premium, he will use his instep. As we and start building your attack. When you are close to the penalty mentioned in the beginning, remember that you can use the Left area, keep an eye out for unmarked players that you can slip a Thumbstick to add curve and topspin to your shots. If your player quick pass to. You’ll be amazed at how many good shots you can has high free kick ratings, you’ll be able to bend the ball quite a acquire on goal just by executing a simple pass to the right player. bit. You can start a shot several yards outside of frame, and still bring it back inside the post for an upper 90 dream shot. 57 Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful w w w.primagames.com | P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Corner Kicks Free Kicks Free Kick Defence/Control Wall Throw ins Penalty Taking Penalty Saving Create-A-Set Piece A strong strike on goal Chicago tries some trickery on the free kick DRIVEN SHOT Lay-off Player Pass PlayStation 3: l + u buttons PlayStation 3: L + o button Xbox 360: 7 + 1 buttons Xbox 360: P + 2 button The driven shot is struck low with the laces of your boot. When Lay-off Player Shot you are in close, the objective of this shot is to slip the ball PlayStation 3: l + o buttons under a jumping wall. If you can get the timing right, your shot Xbox 360: 7 + 2 buttons will go straight towards goal as the wall jumps up to give you a clear path. FREE KICK DEFENCE/CONTROL WALL You don’t have to worry about figuring out how many players   to put in the wall, the CPU does this for you. You do have some options once the wall is set that you can use to increase your chances of defending the free kick. You can either jump the wall, charge a player on a lay off shot, and even adjust the wall position from side to side. In each instance, think about what you would do as the free kicker with the ball in that specific spot on the pitch. This will help you make the proper decision on where the wall should be, and whether you should jump or not. Blanco tries to go under the wall JUMP CALL LAY-OFF PLAYER PlayStation 3: i button PlayStation 3: l button Xbox 360: 4 button Xbox 360: 7 button If it appears that your opponent will have to just lift the ball over the wall to get the ball on target, it is probably a good idea Calling a lay-off player will bring another member of your squad to jump. You’ll obviously want to time your jump so that your over to the ball in free kick situations. This can cause some players are at the peak of their leap when the ball gets to them. confusion for the defence as now you have two different players If you time it correctly you can make it much more difficult for taking two different approaches to the ball. If you see your your opponent to get over the wall and down into the net. The opponent move his wall at all, you can choose the appropriate success of a free kick is often determined by just a matter of player to give yourself the clearest path to the net. It’s not a bad inches, so any advantage you can steal from the attacker will idea to bring in the extra player the majority of the time as it be beneficial. always adds that little element of surprise when the ball is struck. You have the option to use your original free kicker, or the player you called over. See below for the proper controls to use to have the lay-off player take the shot or make the pass. If you want to use your original player, just follow the normal instructions for executing a shot or pass from a free kick situation. 58 P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE | w w w.primagames.com Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Corner Kicks Free Kicks Free Kick Defence/Control Wall Throw ins NOT Penalty Taking Penalty Saving Create-A-Set Piece THROW INS Throw ins are the most simple restart method in the game. You don’t have a great deal of options for trickery here. If you are playing against a human opponent, try aiming for one player and waiting for them to try to jump your throw. Then quickly switch to another player and put the ball in bounds. You can also use the manual short throw if your opponent is trying to aggressively deny you the ball on your restarts. SHORT THROW PlayStation 3: u button The wall leaps to defend the shot Xbox 360: 1 button WALL PLAYER CHARGE Using this control will throw the ball to the closest player in the direction you are facing. It is often a good idea to play a one touch PlayStation 3: Hold u button pass right back to the original thrower. This can help get you out Xbox 360: Hold 3 button of a jam if the initial receiver is under heavy pressure. This control allows you to charge the kick taker with one of your wall players. You’ll only be able to do this when the ball is laid off for either a pass or a shot. If a direct shot is taken, you can’t attack from the wall. Watch for potential lay off players and you could possibly be better served to switch to another defender and mark the possible target player.   Short throw to keep possession MANUAL SHORT THROW PlayStation 3: i button Xbox 360: 4 button Our defender charges the shooter after a lay off pass A manual short throw enables you to just put the ball into space and have a player run onto it. Simply point in the direction you MOVE WALL wish to throw and press the button. PlayStation 3: l (move left) or r (move right) Xbox 360: 7 (move left) or 8 (move right) LONG THROW PlayStation 3: p button If your opponent has any tendencies that you can pick up on his free kicks, then moving the wall might be advantageous. For Xbox 360: 3 button example, if your opponent tends to try to bend the ball around The longer you hold the button, the further your player will throw the outside of the wall to sneak the ball inside the post, you the ball. Again, make sure you are not obvious right away where might consider sliding your wall further over to take away his you are aiming, so you do not give your opponent much time to go-to kick. Another instance where you might want to move set up. the wall is on free kicks taken from the side of the box near the goalline. We have found that you can often put a topspin shot past the side of the wall and the keeper can only deflect it into the goal. Moving the wall in tighter to the near post can take this shot option away. 59 Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful w w w.primagames.com | P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Corner Kicks Free Kicks Free Kick Defence/Control Wall Throw ins Penalty Taking Penalty Saving Create-A-Set Piece Trying to get the ball further down the field Penalty aiming chart MOVE RECEIVER DRIVEN SHOT PlayStation 3: Tap L button, move player, Tap L button to PlayStation 3: o button retake control of thrower Xbox 360: 2 button Xbox 360: Tap P button, move player, Tap P button to retake The driven shot is struck low with the power on the laces of your control of thrower boot. You are aiming to overpower the keeper and prevent him This control will allow you to take control of the closest receiver from being able to make a reflex save. Watch your shot power to the ball. Now you can move him around on the pitch to get though, as it is easy to overcook your shot and blast the ball wide open. Tap the button again to take control of the thrower again of the net. so you can throw him the ball. PENALTY TAKING   Your reward for making the defence foul you in the box is a penalty kick. The odds are stacked against the keeper saving the shot, so you must convert when you get a chance. The corners of the goal are the most difficult for the keeper to get to if the shot is directed there. If the tendency of the keeper is to dive, sometimes right down the middle works really well, but it is risky because if the keeper does not dive it is about the easiest save possible. The longer you hold down the shot button, the more the ball will go in the direction that you are pointing. Be careful Rooney smashes the PK though, charge up your shot too much and you’ll put it wide or even over the bar. Be sure to use the Choose Kick Taker option PLACED SHOT to get your best penalty kicker on the spot when the game is on PlayStation 3: R + o button the line. Xbox 360: + + 2 button AIMING The placed shot is similar to the finesse shot that you hit during the normal run of play. Your penalty kicker will strike the ball with Use the screen centre as your aiming target. The coloured zones the instep of his boot. You will hit the ball with less power, but listed break down the percentage of chance you have to score more accuracy. You will also get a little bit of curve on the ball to when you hit each zone. Red is just about a guaranteed score. bend it around the keeper. Again, mind your shot power as this With orange you are looking at a high percentage chance of shot type is just as sensitive. converting. Shots in the green are 50/50. If the keeper guesses correctly he will likely make the save. For the yellow zone, you are taking the chance that the keeper will dive one way or the other. As your chances of scoring improve (from green to orange to red), so does the risk of the shot. If you have a poorly rated penalty kicker taking a very important shot(in a game that goes to a shoot out, for example), be careful about aiming to the orange and red areas, as your likelihood of missing is greatly increased. 60 P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE | w w w.primagames.com Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Corner Kicks Free Kicks Free Kick Defence/Control Wall Throw ins NOT Penalty Taking Penalty Saving Create-A-Set Piece This time he tries to finesse it past the keeper Trying to get into the kick taker’s head CHIP SHOT DIVE PlayStation 3: L + o button PlayStation 3: Left Thumbstick in any direction Xbox 360: P + 2 button Xbox 360: Left Thumbstick in any direction This particular shot requires a lot of courage and a little bit of luck. Use the Left Thumbstick to control the direction that your keeper You are gambling that the keeper is going to dive to one side dives. You can choose upper left/right, middle left/right or low of the goal. If you score, you look like a genius. Kick it right to a left/right. The final option is just to release the stick and stay right stationary keeper and you look like a fool. It’s a gutsy play, but as in the middle of the goal. Again, just make your best call; you are long as the keeper moves it’s an automatic goal. expected to miss so you have nothing to lose, and if you save it you just became a hero. Take note of what your opponent did the previous time, and assume he will do something different the next time. It takes guts to chip your penalty shot   PENALTY SAVING Unless you are going up against a human player that you are A great diving save familiar with, saving penalties largely comes down to just guessing correctly. There’s not a great deal of advice we can give you except to say that your best bet is to dive low to one of the corners. High penalty shots are just about impossible to defend even if you guess correctly (you can get to the ones that are middle height, but not upper 90), so you might as well aim where you can do the most good. MOVE GK PlayStation 3: Left Thumbstick left/right Xbox 360: Left Thumbstick left/right You can use this control to move your keeper slightly to either side of the goal. One technique you can use is to slide in one direction and try to bait your opponent to go the opposite direction. Be ready to dive in that direction as soon as he approaches the ball. You can also use the Right Thumbstick to have your keeper hop around in an attempt to distract the kick taker. 61 Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful w w w.primagames.com | P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Corner Kicks Free Kicks Free Kick Defence/Control Wall Throw ins Penalty Taking Penalty Saving Create-A-Set Piece CREATE-A-SET PIECE This year EA SPORTS added the ability for FIFA 10 gamers to create their very own set pieces. You’ll be in charge of player placement as well as the runs that each player makes. With eight different regions of the field to choose from, the table is set for you to control your own set play destiny. Calling over a man for the short corner As soon as your player has control of the ball, he will want to turn inside and look for his teammate making the straight arrow run into the penalty area. THE EIGHT SET PIECE REGIONS Of the eight regions, two of these are placed in the corners of the field and will be used for both corner kicks and free kicks taken from those areas of the field. As you prepare to take your kick, you can choose one of your pre-set plays to run instead of the standard corner or free kick. You will be able to save four   set plays for each region, giving you a total of thirty two custom plays to work from. In this section of the guide, we are going to give you some Turn and look for the pass examples of set pieces that we created while playing around Once you receive the ball, you can immediately attack the goal in the Practice Arena. None of them are automatic, but if you for a shot on net. execute them with proper skill and timing you should get a decent chance on goal. At the very least, these examples will hopefully get your creative juices flowing as your prepare to create your own free kick masterpieces. CORNER KICK #1 We named this play “Dart.” The play begins by calling over a second player for a short corner. There isn’t a way to do this when using the Create-A-Set Piece system, so just call over the second player as you would normally. O’Shea takes the shot The other option is to play a cross to the back post. You will have several runners crashing the goal from the back side. Here is the play set up 62 P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE | w w w.primagames.com Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Corner Kicks Free Kicks Free Kick Defence/Control Wall Throw ins NOT Penalty Taking Penalty Saving Create-A-Set Piece O’Shea crosses it instead In perfect position for the header Rooney is able to go up for the ball and put a snap header CORNER KICK #2 on target. For this corner kick we are attempting to create loads of confusion in front of the goal mouth. We send two players right at the keeper to get in his way. You can’t really screen him out in FIFA 10 (thankfully) like you can in real life football, but you can make a mess of things in front of the goal.   Nice clean header on goal Here is the corner set play we call “Screen” As you can see already, there is a tonne of congestion in front of the goal. Keep an eye on the player slicing in on the straight angle run to the middle of the box. He will be our target man. The play works to perfection as we bury the header Keep an eye on the middle of the box In order to get this play to work, you should aim straight down the goalline and put a tonne of outswinging curve on the ball. Already our target man has established great position to wall off his defender. 63 Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful w w w.primagames.com | P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Corner Kicks Free Kicks Free Kick Defence/Control Wall Throw ins Penalty Taking Penalty Saving Create-A-Set Piece NOTE For the following free kick examples, we are going to make one modification to our settings. We will turn Through Ball Assistance to Manual. This will give us many more options as far as directing the ball to the exact location we desire. If you usually have Automatic Through Balls turned on, play around with the Manual setting and see what you can create. Typically when you are striking a free kick from distance, your main objective is to avoid the wall. If you are close enough, you can curl or bend the ball over the wall and into the net. Other times though, it is more advantageous to Chipping it up shoot around the wall instead of over (or under) it. That will As we stated before, we are really going for an amazing finish be our objective on these free kicks. on this play. Instead of just playing a ball on the ground, we hit a lofted through ball. You will just want to barely tap the button as you only want it to go a few yards. FREE KICK #1 We call this first one by the simple name “Volley.” It is definitely an attempt to get a highlight reel shot off on goal. We send two players on runs to the top of the box where we can find one for a one-time shot.   Unleashing a rocket Our shooter steps into the ball and unloads a screaming volley on net. You will typically want to have your best ball striker in those position so you can get maximum results. We are able to bypass the wall with our chipped pass and get a clear look at the net. Here is the play. Pretty simple. Another option is to play the ball on the ground with a normal through pass and let your second runner take the shot. FREE KICK #2 Our objective on this play, called “Backdoor,” is to get a runner in behind the defence while they are occupied with all the movement in the centre of the pitch. We will again use the Manual Through Ball setting to accomplish our task. Lining up the play You will want to rotate your view so that you are facing straight ahead. This is important as it will allow you to hit your manual through pass in the proper direction. The “Backdoor” free kick 64 P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE | w w w.primagames.com Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces FREE Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements This last but this time flic Corner Kicks Free Kicks Free Kick Defence/Control Wall Throw ins NOT Penalty Taking Penalty Saving Create-A-Set Piece Lining things up Rooney shoots on goal Again we will rotate our view and adjust our aiming point. We are We quickly take a touch to get lined up and let loose a shot on looking to play the ball to the back-right side of the box. net. Depending on how well you struck the pass, you might have to one-time this shot if the defence is closing in. Usually, you will have time to settle before you shoot.   Start your kick motion when your players are at approximately this point in their runs GOAL! The keeper makes the short, but painful journey to pull the ball out of the back of the net. Our player is wide open With all of the action taking place in the middle, the grounded through ball finds our runner wide open in the box. The “Up and Over” play 65 Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful w w w.primagames.com | P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Corner Kicks Free Kicks Free Kick Defence/Control Wall Throw ins Penalty Taking Penalty Saving Create-A-Set Piece Here’s our aiming point With the “Up and Over” play, you will be using a lofted through pass to chip the ball over the wall to a player making a quick run behind the wall. He will then make a first time flick (using the through pass button) to the back post where you have two players crashing the goal.   O’Shea gets up for the header Our backside player beats his defender and the keeper to the spot. A quick sliding shot on net and we have another goal on the board. A good hustle play results in a goal 66 P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE | w w w.primagames.com Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
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  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Positions Formations Custom Tactics Quick Tactics Player Roles Man Marking On the Fly Tactics Mentality Advanced Tactics & Strategies  &  With eleven different custom tactics settings and sixteen formation options, FIFA 10 provides you with everything you need to make strategic adjustments to your game. The playing style of your football club is completely in your hands. This section of the guide walks you through all of the choices at your disposal so you can develop the perfect team tactic. 68 Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Positions Formations Custom Tactics Quick Tactics Player Roles Man Marking NOT On the Fly Tactics Mentality Advanced Tactics & Strategies TACTICS & STRATEGIES POSITIONS As we begin our section on tactics and strategies, it is important that you have a solid understanding of the terminology used in FIFA 10 for each position. Depending on the role of the player, you might see a player lined up in the same area of the field on one formation as another, but with a different position name. Let’s take a quick look at each of the positions and roles that you will encounter when playing the game. DEFENDERS The modern day defender not only has to be fast and strong enough to handle elusive strikers, but he must also possess the ball skills and fitness to go forward and get involved in the attack. Central defenders tend to be tall and stronger, while outside backs tend to be faster and more skilled with the ball at their feet. Wingbacks (LWB/RWB) —Wingbacks typically come into play when teams are running a five defender formation. These play- ers must be very fit as they will have to provide width in the attack, and be able to get back on defence to support. These players usually have the ball skills of an outside midfielder, and should be able to provide quality crosses to the forwards.  &  Examples of quality wingbacks include: Ashley Cole, Javier John Terry rules the backline for Chelsea Zanetti, Sergio Ramos, Dani Alves, and Maicon. MIDFIELDERS Midfielders are the key cog in the machine. Unless you have a team that just bypasses the middle of the park and bombs it up from defence to the strikers, your midfielders will control the pace of play, and facilitate the transition from back to front. More than any other position, midfielders have the most variety in their roles in FIFA 10. Attacking Midfielder (CAM, LAM, RAM) —Attacking mid- fielders spend more time going forward than they do dropping back to help on defence. Their job is to take defenders on directly and feed the strikers for goal scoring opportunities. Typically when you think of the flashiest players in the game, Dani Alves in action you are looking at the attacking mids. Examples of quality attacking midfielders include: Kaka, Cesc Fabregas, Steven Full-backs (LB/RB) —The RB and LB are usually part of a Gerrard, Lionel Messi, and Frank Lampard. four man back line. Their primary objective is to track the out- Midfielder (CM, LM, RM) —These are the true midfielders side midfielders of the opposite team, as well as pick up who must be equally adept in defending as well as attacking. strikers making wide runs. It is not unusual for these play- They must possess excellent vision and superior passing skills. ers to be involved in the attack. They can make overlapping Speed is a great asset for the outside midfielders. Examples runs and feed the ball into the penalty area. Examples of qual- of quality midfielders include: Xavi, Andres Iniesta, Michael ity full-backs include: Patrice Evra, Sergio Ramos, Dani Alves, Essien, Daniele De Rossi, and Franck Ribery. Gianluca Zambrotta, and Maicon. Centre-backs (CB, LCB, RCB) —The centre-backs are respon- sible for marking the strikers of the opposing team. They must be tall and able to win the ball in the air. Quite often, they will come up into the opposing penalty box in corner kick situa- tions. Their height and area prowess can be very beneficial to their team when it comes to scoring off of corner kicks. Examples of quality centre-backs include: John Terry, Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Carles Puyol, Girogio Chiellini, and Fabio Cannavaro. Xavi gets it done in all phases of the game 69 Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful w w w.primagames.com | P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Positions Formations Custom Tactics Quick Tactics Player Roles Man Marking On the Fly Tactics Mentality Advanced Tactics & Strategies Defensive Midfielder (CDM, RDM, LDM) —Acts as a stopper and the true first line of defence, controlling the area between FORMATIONS the defence and the midfield. The DM is the transition player from defence into the attack. Examples of quality defensive midfielders include: Gennaro Gatusso, Javier Mascherano, 3 DEFENDER FORMATIONS Michael Essien, Lassana Diarra, and Gilberto Sivla. 3-4-1-2 FORWARDS Overview This variation of the 3-4-2-1 The forwards are your main goal scorers. Their job is pretty provides a CF dropping deep to simple: Put the ball in the net. There are all sorts of shapes and support the central midfielders sizes when it comes to forwards. Some players stay out wide and feed the two strikers up top. and use their speed to make slashing runs for chances on goal. The two wing midfielders provide Others are big, tall target men who can hold the ball up, or use support to the three defenders their heads to stick the ball in the net. in the back, so fitness will be Winger (LW, RW) —Wingers are very similar to outside mid- paramount for these players. fielders in a sense, but they typically have very few defensive This formation gives you a strong responsibilities. They’re either a designated attacker in a 4-4-2 style formation, or play the outside in a 4-3-3 type sys- attacking look, but can come tem. They typically have great speed and excellent ball skills. under pressure against teams Examples of quality wingers include: Cristiano Ronaldo, with four defenders that overlap Thierry Henry, Franck Ribery, Lionel Messi, Arjen Robben, and their full-backs to attack with Ryan Giggs. the wingers. Forward (CF, LF, RF) —This position usually appears in one of two ways in FIFA 10. You will have a CF playing in the hole Requirements behind a striker, or you might have an LF and RF playing behind • Active outside midfielders with excellent fitness to get back  &  a solitary striker. These players must have good aerial skills, and help on defence the ability to take players on one-on-one, and top notch fin- ishing skills. Examples of quality forwards include: Didier • A playmaking CF who can hold the ball up and feed the two Drogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Wayne Rooney, Luca Toni, and strikers Francesco Totti. • A least one of the central midfielders must be a strong defender Key Notes • Great formation for creating counter-attacks • You must support the centre-backs with the RM and LM • Strong against 4-3-3 formations 3-4-2-1 Overview The 3-4-2-1 is a variation of the 3-4-3 formation. Like the 3-4-3, this formation is an aggressive, Wayne Rooney cracks a shot on goal offensively focused setup. The LF and RF can drop back and give Striker (LS, RS, ST) —Strikers tend to play higher than the your midfield more support than forward positions in FIFA 10. They constantly look to make slashing runs on goal. Strikers need to be excellent finish- in a standard 3-4-3. The strength ers, and adept at putting the ball on frame with both their of the 3-4-2-1 is obviously in the feet and heads. Examples of quality strikers include: Wayne attack. The downside of this Rooney, Carlos Tevez, Fernando Torres, Miroslav Klose, and formation is that it only has three Samuel Eto’o. dedicated defenders, making it a bit on the weak side defensively. Requirements • Active outside midfielders with excellent fitness to get back and help on defence • Central midfielders who are comfortable both defending and attacking • Strong defenders who can cover lots of ground 70 P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE | w w w.primagames.com Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Positions Formations Custom Tactics Quick Tactics Player Roles Man Marking NOT On the Fly Tactics Mentality Advanced Tactics & Strategies Key Notes Key Notes • Lots of attacking power up top • Very versatile system that allows the CAM freedom to roam • Four midfielders give you control over the centre of the pitch • You can experiment with either zonal defending, or two marking backs and a sweeper • Strong against 4-3-3 formations • Strong against the 4-4-2, weak against 3-4-3 formations 3-4-3 Overview 4 DEFENDER FORMATIONS This extremely offensive formation attempts to overwhelm 4-1-2-1-2 defences with three strikers Overview playing up top. This system of The 4-1-2-1-2 employs two play naturally creates excellent central midfielder specialists, passing angles as you go from the CDM and the CAM. The odd to even to odd lines of system is easy to run as these players. You will need to have two players have very well creative wingers up top to fully defined responsibilities. On the take advantage of this system. other hand, this system is also Again, very fit outside midfielders highly predictable as the central are needed to support the three midfielders rarely venture out of centre-backs on defence. their assigned roles. The outside midfielders will have to cover a Requirements great deal of ground so fitness • Creative wingers with strong one-on-one skills is a must. This system benefits  &  • Fast and fit outside midfielders to track back on defence from having four players in the • Strong defenders who can cover lots of ground back for defensive coverage. Key Notes Requirements • Great formation for playing possession football • Strong attacking midfielder who can both pass and create 1 vs. 1 • Can play strong defence if you give the RM and LM a strong defensive mentality • A defensive midfielder who can start the attack with quality transitional passes • Strong against 4-4-2 • Extremely fit outside midfielders and full-backs 3-5-2 Key Notes Overview • Good system to start with as you are learning the game, as it The 3-5-2 is an attacking has well defined roles formation that provides five • The CAM must also get back to help defend the middle of attackers when in possession the pitch of the ball. The two outside • Strong against 5-3-2 and other 4-4-2 formations midfielders become wingers on attack. The CAM has a great deal 4-2-3-1 of freedom to move about and Overview cause problems for opposing This formation provides a defences. This formation can versatile attack with four players create man-up advantages on focusing on making runs on either the wings or through the goal. Overlapping defenders and centre. Defensively you must midfielders create confusion be alert as you only have three and matchup problems for dedicated defenders. opposing defences. With so Requirements many attacking players, transition to defence may suffer. The • Outside midfielders with speed and exceptional fitness defensive midfielders and back • A creative CAM who can make quality passes or attack the four will need to work well defence on the dribble together to fend off opposing • Defenders with strong one-on-one defending skills counter-attacks. 71 Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful w w w.primagames.com | P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Positions Formations Custom Tactics Quick Tactics Player Roles Man Marking On the Fly Tactics Mentality Advanced Tactics & Strategies Requirements this formation if you have an extremely strong playmaker like • Midfielders with attack skills equal to the forwards Kaka that you can slot into the CF position. • Strong defensive midfielders to hold up play in the centre Requirements • Attacking midfielders with the fitness to get back and help on • Strong attacking midfielder for the CF position defence • Fast and fit full-backs to provide width on attack Key Notes • Three hardworking midfielders to manage the middle of • Many options for the four attackers to make creative runs the field • Struggles against 3-5-2 and 3-4-3 systems Key Notes • Central midfielders must provide quality cover as the first line • Look for a strong tackler to fill the CM role on the team of defence • Get the ball to the feet of your CF as often as possible to run 4-2-2-2 at the defence Overview • Strong on attack against the 3-5-2 Often referred two as the 4-3-3 Brazilian Box formation, the 4-2-2-2- puts heavy emphasis Overview on creativity up front. The two This modern day version of the attacking midfielders and strikers 4-3-3 sweeper system uses can interchange and work a zonal marking in the back. With variety of passing combinations three attacking players up top at to attack opposing defences. The all times, this formation packs attacking midfielders must be plenty of offensive punch. However, if the RW and LW  &  extremely fit as they will operate in both the centre and wide parts are too rigid in their positioning, of the field. The LB and RB will the offence can stall out. It is often get involved in attacking important that the wingers raids as well (though typically make runs into the middle and only one at a time). interchange with the striker for this formation to really shine. Requirements Requirements • Quick and skilful wingbacks (LB & RB) • Wingers that can attack one-on-one • Creative attacking midfielders with good one-on-on skills • Midfielders that can track back and cover lots of space • Stout defensive midfielders to provide cover for the centre- backs • Full-backs that have the skills to play like midfielders in the attack Key Notes Key Notes • Lacking in width naturally, but full-backs and midfielders can float out wide • Avoid static positioning by switching, runs into space, and defensive overlaps • Very fluid system with many opportunities for quick passes and one-on-one situations • Very effective against systems with four defenders in the back • Can overwhelm four defender formations if a full-back or defensive midfielder gets in on the attack • Struggles against 3-4-1-2 and 3-4-2-1 formations 4-3-1-2 4-4-1-1 Overview Overview The success of the 4-3-1-2 The 4-4-1-1 is similar to the 4-4-2 revolves around the playmaking except that one striker plays a abilities of the CF (using an withdrawn roll. He is better able attacking midfield player). The to connect with the midfield and other three midfielders will have can create marking issues for the to cover a lot of ground to free defence as one of the centre- up the CF’s forward runs and backs will have to step forward one-two combinations with the to pick him up. This is a good strikers. Full-backs will provide formation to create counter- width via overlapping runs. Use attacks from as the midfield 72 P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE | w w w.primagames.com Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Positions Formations Custom Tactics Quick Tactics Player Roles Man Marking NOT On the Fly Tactics Mentality Advanced Tactics & Strategies and defence can absorb a lot of pressure before unleashing Requirements their counter. • A strong striker to act as target man Requirements • A quality tackling centre midfield to win balls in the centre of the pitch • Quality playmaker to work from the hole (withdrawn striker) • Aggressive, playmaking attacking mids that can operate in • One or more full-backs who can make overlapping runs tight spaces • At least one strong tackler in the central midfield Key Notes Key Notes • The FIFA 10 4-5-1 is more of an attacking formation than the • Work one-two passes with the CF, RM, and LM traditional 4-5-1 • Let the CF feed through passes to the striker • You will have to work hard to attack the wings; this formation naturally uses the middle • Strong against 5-3-2 formations (dominate the midfield) • Can overwhelm systems with only three defenders in the 4-4-2 back like the 3-5-2 Overview The 4-4-2 is the default formation 5 DEFENDER FORMATIONS of choice for many of the great 5-2-2-1 teams in the world. Most other four defender formations are an Overview offshoot of this system. With The 5-2-2-1 provides a strong overlapping defenders and attack up front with three midfielders, this system can strikers. The five defenders in quickly turn to a 2-4-4 or 4-2-4, the back also make it a potent defensive system. The downside  &  putting tonnes of pressure on the back line. The forwards and wing is that you have very little support midfielders all need to be strong on the flank, which weakens the 1 vs. 1 players for this system to midfield. The forwards must help work correctly. the midfield in defence, and the right and left wingbacks must get Requirements down the field to provide width in • Need at least one strong tackler in the central midfield the midfield. • Need one or more full-backs that can join in on the attack • Forwards and wing midfielders must be able to go 1 vs. 1 and Requirements beat their man • Fast and fit wingbacks that can attack and defend Key Notes • Central midfielders that can cover a lot of ground • When in doubt about what to do with your team, try the 4-4-2 first • Forwards with a mentality to also defend • By changing up player positioning and work rates, you can Key Notes create a very versatile and unique system • Not a good counterattacking formation • Strong against 5-3-2 and 4-4-2 formations • You must get your wingbacks involved in your offence 4-5-1 • Strong against three man back lines, but you will be at a disadvantage in midfield. Overview The 4-5-1 is typically thought 5-2-1-2 of as a defensive formation that Overview is used to pack the midfield The 5-2-1-2 is pretty much and dominate the centre of the exactly the same as the 5-2-2-1 pitch. In FIFA 10, the default except that instead of a lone 4-5-1 formation looks more like striker up top, you have two a 4-3-2-1 with two attacking strikers up top with a withdrawn midfielders and a striker up player behind them. Five top. This particular formation is defenders in the back give you geared mostly towards attacking excellent coverage defensively. the centre of the pitch with three Again, you are limited on the players. The wing midfielders provide width, but must defend as well. 73 Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful w w w.primagames.com | P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Positions Formations Custom Tactics Quick Tactics Player Roles Man Marking On the Fly Tactics Mentality Advanced Tactics & Strategies flanks and will need to often bypass the midfield to get into the solitary finisher. With five defenders and a CDM, this system is attack. Your wingbacks will be critical once again. very hard to counter-attack on. Requirements Requirements • Fast and fit wingbacks that can attack and defend • Quality CDM who can break up plays in the middle of the pitch • Central midfielders that can cover a lot of ground • A tall, powerful striker who can win headers and hold the ball • A playmaker at the CF spot on his own Key Notes • A playmaker at CAM to make runs off the target man • Use plenty of through balls to get into the attack with Key Notes your strikers • In our opinion this is the best of the five defender formations • You won’t be able to play much of a possession game in the midfield • You can easily get four to five players in on the attack • You will want to set your Custom Tactics for little crossing, as • Don’t be afraid to bring your LWB or RWB into the attack as good service will be hard to come by the CDM will give you extra support on defence 5-3-2 EDITING FORMATIONS Overview Last year’s addition of Custom Tactics allowed gamers to truly This formation utilises three dictate the pace, positioning and movement of their players. Just central defenders with the tweaking these settings alone can have a profound influence possibility of using one as a on the feel of the game. We will cover Custom Tactics in just sweeper. The system relies on a moment, but for now we want to take a look at how you can the left and right wingbacks change and manipulate the formations in the game to give each to provide width in the attack. of your players individual assignments. If you want to truly be  &  Typically you will utilise this a master of the game, then you’ll need to master the art of formation against teams that editing formations. have a weakness through the When you enter into Team Management, you have multiple middle of their defence. The options you can use to adjust how your team lines up and plays. CM will have to be very adept We broke down all of your formation options above. Let’s now at stopping counter-attacks, and dig a bit deeper and see how you can edit these formations must be a good tackler. and adjust each player’s Base Position, Work Rate, and Player Requirements Positioning. The best way to do this is to just give you an example of this in action. • Fast and fit wingbacks to run the flanks Real Madrid is sure to be one of the most played teams in FIFA • A strong tackling centre midfielder 10. You have great skill players like Robben and Kaka, not to • Two forwards that can operate on their own up top mention the blazing speed and fantastic footwork of Cristiano Key Notes Ronaldo. The team setup is pretty solid, but we can’t resist • This is not a very commonly used formation in tinkering with all of this talent at our disposal. international football Player Base Position allows you to move your player around • Use this formation to attack the centre of your opponent’s within a certain area of the field. If you want to move him outside defence if you spot weakness of that area, you will have to change formations. You can also • You may have to adjust to another formation if you are being adjust the player’s role within that formation. For example, you dominated in midfield. could take a centre-back, move him back to the inside, and designate his role as a Sweeper. We are pretty happy with Real 5-4-1 Madrid’s base positioning so we won’t adjust that at this point. Overview With five defenders, this formation is a much safer defensive option than a 3-4-3 or 4-4-2. It’s also the best wide support of any of the five defender systems. Your striker will have to operate on his own. Even though you have more wide play available, you will still be sending crosses into just a Adjusting Sergio Ramos’s Work Rate 74 P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE | w w w.primagames.com Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Positions Formations Custom Tactics Quick Tactics Player Roles Man Marking NOT On the Fly Tactics Mentality Advanced Tactics & Strategies Instead, we will click on Sergio Ramos and adjust his work rate. We want him to be very involved in the attack, and not to worry as much about his defensive responsibilities. We set his Attacking to High and his Defence to Medium. He now will really try to get forward. We are hoping to work lots of one-two combo passes and overlaps with Ronaldo. Ramos gets down the pitch quickly Now notice what happens when Real Madrid loses possession. As you can see Ramos has ventured pretty far down the pitch and is out of position. He won’t be able to get back in time to assist on defence. Under normal circumstances the winger would have a free run down the flanks. Because of our Diarra will now track back more adjustments to Diarra’s positioning and mentality, he slots in right behind Ramos and is in great position to defend the line. With Ramos pushing forward so much, there will be a gap in our defence if we don’t do something about it. We will take Lassana Diarra and adjust his Player Work Rate and Player Positioning to help us. We set his Attacking to Low and Defence to High. This  &  will ensure that he is focused on covering for Ramos and does not push too far forward. Diarra in perfect position to help out As a final note, everything that you do when editing formations will have an effect on both offence and defence. You must maintain balance. It’s a give and take situations. If you give more to the attack on one area of the field, you will need to Diarra will now cover for Ramos compensate by taking some attack out of another area of the field and applying resources to defence. Just to be sure that we cover for Ramos, we adjust Diarra’s defensive positioning to shade towards the right side of the field. When Ramos pushes forward, he won’t leave as big of a gap CUSTOM TACTICS behind him thanks to these adjustments. Custom Tactics was a huge addition to FIFA 09 last year, and Now, let’s get on the pitch and see how these changes affect the really increased the replay value of the game tenfold. With actual game. Ramos will have a definite attacking mentality, and Custom Tactics you can adjust eleven different settings to will be quick to get down the line and make runs. You can see in modify the pace, positioning and flow of your team’s play. You this screenshot that Ramos has already gotten past midfield and can play a quick ball control game, drop into a shell and counter- is looking for the ball. He will be able to turn and work his magic attack, or knock it long downfield and play hump and chase. with Ronaldo. When playing against the CPU, your opponent’s Custom Tactics completely define how the team will play. The players move and execute according to their tactics under CPU control. For human controlled teams, your Custom Tactics define how the other nine players on the field behave (you are in charge of one man at a time, and the CPU takes care of the keeper). In this section of the guide we are going to explore the eleven different Custom Tactics settings in detail and provide you with some examples of how different combinations will affect the game on the pitch. 75 Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful w w w.primagames.com | P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Positions Formations Custom Tactics Quick Tactics Player Roles Man Marking On the Fly Tactics Mentality Advanced Tactics & Strategies BUILD UP PLAY football. Teams like Barcelona excel in the quick one-touch passing game. Speed Build Up Speed determines the speed at which the attacking team advances play in the first two thirds of the pitch. This not only changes the emphasis on Forward, Lateral, or Negative play, but also alters the urgency that teammates have getting into forward positions. • Slow—The team is patient building plays, often passing the ball around in defence with players regularly passing backwards. Players are more selective in their runs going forward, and put the emphasis on finding good space over finding forward space. • Balanced—The team does not build play particularly fast or slow. Barcelona works the short passing game • Fast—The team looks to get the ball from back to front as Long Passing—With a long passing strategy, players will quickly as possible. Players choose to position themselves in more advanced positions on the pitch. Players make more constantly move into space looking for longer passes. Once the forward runs. ball is put into the air to a target man, the other players will slide into position to look for the knock down. Strikers will bend to get Passing behind runs, or check back so that the defence can bypass the Build Up Passing Distance determines the general passing midfield. Opposite wing players will often make runs looking direction, and the style of support play from teammates in the for the long crossfield pass. Switching to a long passing system first two thirds of the pitch. This changes the emphasis on long is very effective against teams that use a highly aggressive  &  or short passes both on and off the ball. pressing strategy. Keep an eye on your radar and make them pay. • Short—The team will try to build using short passes. Players Slow Build Up—Slow build up teams place major emphasis closest to the ball will come to support. on controlling the ball. They are quick to give support and would • Mixed—the team does not build using a particularly short or rather make a safe back pass than a risky one down the field. long passing game. Many Mexican teams utilise a slow build up philosophy. It is • Long—the team will look to play the longer ball, perhaps not unusual to see them string twenty or more passes together targeting a tall striker or looking for a ball over the top. Players through the middle of the field. farther from the ball possessor will attempt to find space. Close players will anticipate the long ball and push up to look for the knock down or flick on. Positioning Build Up Positioning determines the freedom that players have to make runs, and support in positions that stray from their formation position in the first two thirds of the pitch. • Organised—Players tend not to stray too far from their assigned positions during the course of the match. The team maintains structure when building play. • Free Form—Players have the freedom to make runs out of position. For example, forwards can make more runs wide to collect the ball, full-backs can make more overlapping runs, Teams like Pachuca are very adept at slow build up play wide players can cut in more, and central midfielders can make runs to the corner or overlap the strikers. Fast Build Up—Teams using a fast build up tactic will quickly release on runs into space. You will see lots of cutting and How It Works on the Field slashing with a focus on playing a constantly positive game. Wall Short Passing—When a short passing custom tactic is used, passes, one-two combinations and overlapping runs rule the day. players will arrange themselves so that the man with the ball will Trap, pass, and move forward quickly is the name of the game. have multiple options to pass to. You will see more midfielders Positioning—The ways your players move on the pitch are and forwards checking back to get into position to receive influenced by the positioning setting. With a more organised passes. You are in control of who you pass to and how long tendency, players will hold more rigidly to their positions. Free your passes are. The CPU, however, will make sure that you form tactics will have players cross over each up and take up a have plenty of short options to work with. You will want to use variety of positions on the field. When it comes to build up play, this sort of passing strategy when you want to play possession you will not see the same amount of creativity as in the chance creation phase of the game. Players will still tend to remain in their position in the back (which is a good thing). 76 P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE | w w w.primagames.com Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Positions Formations Custom Tactics Quick Tactics Player Roles Man Marking NOT On the Fly Tactics Mentality Advanced Tactics & Strategies Putting It All Together safe options when positioning themselves, and will wait for a good opportunity to make a penetrating run. You can come up with some very interesting combinations of custom tactics in the build up phase. A short passing game with • Normal—The team does not look to play particularly safely or riskily. slow build up will give a very Mexican feel to the game. You’ll see lots of touches, plenty of support, and an emphasis on • Risky—The team will always try for the killer pass. Players look for every opportunity to make runs into space and behind maintaining control of the ball. Due to the extreme heat in most the defence. Teammates won’t be as concerned about Mexican venues, the players tend to pace themselves more. ensuring safe options for the ball possessor. If you want to see a fast paced game where the team is really pinging the ball around all over the pitch, then you will want to Crossing Affects the tendency and frequency for players to put crosses run short passing with fast build up. The ball moves quickly from into the box. This also affects the timing of when players make player to player, but the team has much more urgency for moving runs into the box, and how many players will look to get into the the ball down the pitch. This is a very fun style to play, but it does box to get on the end of a cross. require quick decision making and fast reflexes. • Little—The team tries to avoid crossing the ball. Instead, they will try to play out of the crossing zone by passing back, or getting to the end line looking to cut the ball back to a teammate for a shot. • Normal—The team will put crosses into the box when there is a good opportunity. • Lots—The team tries to get the ball into the box at every opportunity. The ball possessor will try to cross the ball early. Teammates will make earlier runs into the box. Shooting  &  Chance Creation Shooting affects the amount of shots that the team will take in the final third. Arsenal works the ball around the pitch • Little—The team will be patient, and only shoot if the This combination will really make you scratch your head when opportunity is extremely good, opting to keep possession. you first look at it. Slow build up with the long ball may sound like Long shots will be rare. a contradiction. Here’s how it plays out on the pitch. The defence • Normal—The team will perform a variety of long shots and will typically be very content to work the ball around the back short shots depending on the situation. using short passes until such time as it can unleash a long pass • Lots—The team will shoot at every opportunity. Teammates and go on the attack. You’ll need a big target man up top to run will make the extra effort to position themselves looking for this sort of philosophy. shooting opportunities; for example, staying just outside the Utilising fast build up with long passing will create a pretty crazy box looking for a layoff, or positioning themselves for the cutback. style of game. You’ll be looking to wing the ball down the pitch as fast as possible and get into the attacking third. The focus Positioning isn’t on maintaining possession as much as it is unleashing rapid Chance Creation Positioning determines the freedom that players counter-attacks. If you have speedy forwards who can win the have to make runs, and support in positions in the final third. ball in the air, this style can be very effective. • Organised—Players tend not to stray too far from their assigned positions during the course of the match. The team CHANCE CREATION maintains structure when creating chances. Chance Creation relates to how teams perform in the attacking • Free Form—Players have the freedom to make runs out third of the field. It covers what types of passes they will of position. For example, forwards can make runs wide to attempt, the frequency of their crosses, how often they like to collect the ball, full-backs can make more overlapping runs, shoot, and what types of runs they will make. Chance Creation wide players can cut in more, central midfielders can make runs to the corner or overlap the strikers or wide midfielders. has the most affect on Forwards and Attacking Midfielders. There are four settings for Chance Creation: Passing, Crossing, How It Works on the Field Shooting, and Positioning. Safe vs. Risky Passing—Obviously if you are manning the sticks, you are in control of when and where your player passes Passing the ball. The CPU will merely position your players as well as Affects the amount of risk the ball possessor takes when making possible based on your team tactics. For CPU controlled teams, passes in the final third. This also affects the emphasis on the Passing setting will affect both the position of the players and forward runs and support runs by teammates of the ball carrier. the choices the CPU players make when it comes to executing • Safe—To maintain possession, the team will rarely try a pass those passes. With the setting to Safe, your team will move that may risk losing the ball, choosing to wait for the ideal into obvious passing lanes so that you can make easy passes opportunity. Players will ensure that the ball possessor has to them. You will receive much more support in this way. If you 77 Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful w w w.primagames.com | P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Positions Formations Custom Tactics Quick Tactics Player Roles Man Marking On the Fly Tactics Mentality Advanced Tactics & Strategies have a Risky team concept for passing, your players will make any rebounds that result from their constant barrages on the aggressive runs into space to try to create any sort of chance goal mouth. possible. While you can get some brilliant attacking runs from your players, it can be difficult to keep possession of the ball. You will need a team full of competent ball handlers so that you can dribble out of trouble when you don’t have a good pass. Be sure to use the shield ball controls to buy extra time for your players to complete their runs into space. Lots of Crossing—The crossings settings really don’t come into play until you reach the attacking third. For the teams that you control, you are in command of when you pass the ball. The CPU will help you by making runs into the box with your strikers and midfielders so that you will have numerous targets for your service. CPU controlled teams will flood the box and utilise early crosses more frequently than normal. Bayern Munchen unleashes a long range blast on goal Free Form Positioning—While positioning has a limited effect on the game in the build up phase, it has huge influence when it comes to the attacking third. When free form positioning is called for, you can expect to see more overlapping runs by the outside backs. Forwards will flare out on wide runs, and wing midfielders will dart into the middle of the pitch to aid in the attack. Free Form positioning coupled with Crossing set to Little will result in some beautiful chances as players interchange all over the  &  attacking third looking for wall passes and creative throughballs. Organised Positioning—Using this technique will result in a much more rigid style of game. This is a useful technique if you want to work the ball wide and feed in crosses all day. Your Teams like Bologna will constantly put crosses into the box players will be in predicable positions to receive your service. The Little Crossing—When crossing is set to Little, players will downside of this setting is your predictability. Your opponent will tend to make check to runs instead of darting into the box. You’ll be able to figure out your game plan pretty quickly and neutralise be able to create some really nice one-two combinations on the it in a hurry. edge of the area in the crossing zone. If you want to see this tactic employed to it’s fullest, watch Arsenal play. Their creativity DEFENCE and movement around the box is second to none. The Italian national team rode a stingy defence to win the World Cup in 2006. Tough defence may not be fun, and may not be flashy, but it flat out gets results. Just like in real life football, you can’t neglect the defensive side of the game in FIFA 10 either. With Custom Tactics you can adjust where on the field your defence starts to bring pressure, how aggressively they tackle, the width of your defence, and what kind of line they hold in the back. Pressure Defensive Pressure determines how high up the pitch the team will start to pressure the opposition. Palermo tends to work the ball around the area instead of • Deep—The team drops back and allows the opposition time in their own half in exchange for getting numbers behind the crossing it ball. Lots of Shooting—Again, you are in control of when and • Medium—The team will start to defend in their opponent’s where your team tees up a shot. The CPU will try to provide half, but not the full length of the pitch. more players for you on the edge of the box that you can hit for • High—The team will apply full pressure in their opponent’s shots. If you can penetrate with your wings and cut the ball back, half. Wide midfielders and full-backs will push high on the you should have some quality shooting opportunities. For CPU ball side to make it difficult for the opposition to play out. This controlled teams, expect to see shots coming fast and furious tactic is effective but leaves lots of space open for the ball from all directions. You had better be alert and prepared to clear over the top behind the defence. 78 P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE | w w w.primagames.com Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Positions Formations Custom Tactics Quick Tactics Player Roles Man Marking NOT On the Fly Tactics Mentality Advanced Tactics & Strategies Aggression Defensive Aggression determines how hard the team will tackle and how much pressure is applied to the ball possessor. But be careful, because high aggression can result in a higher number of fouls. • Contain—The team tries to contain the ball possessor, with players rarely diving into tackles or trying to outnumber the ball carrier. • Press—The team dives into tackles hard, and will slide whenever possible. • Double—The team will look to tackle fiercely and in numbers, Milan will set back and absorb pressure before countering sending an extra player to the ball possessor as often as possible. Aggression—The Aggression settings do not have as profound an effect on your team as they do on the CPU controlled squads. Team Width For CPU teams, aggressiveness will determine the type of Defensive width affects how much the team will shift to the ball pressure individual defenders put on the men they are covering. side when defending. With low aggression settings (Contain), the defenders will contain, jockey, and defend as a team. As the opposing team • Narrow—The team will defend compactly. Players will pinch in on the far side to cover teammates and allow for ball side gets closer to their goal, the defence will ramp up the intensity pressure. When the ball is central, the team will pack the of their marking and tackling attempts. Middle aggression middle of the pitch and allow more room on the wings. settings (Press) will cause the defenders to stay a bit tighter to • Normal—The team will not try to defend particularly narrowly their men, slide tackle more, and take more half chances and or widely. stabs at the ball. High aggression settings (Double) will cause  &  • Wide—The team will not pinch as much. Players on the far defenders to fly into tackles, stick tight to dribblers, and bring side will mark opponents tightly, sacrificing cover in favour of in secondary defenders to press the ball handler. While you can making it difficult for the opposition to pull them out of shape. stifle the offence’s flow with this tactic, you can quickly wear out your team. If you start the game off with this tactic, your players Defender Line will run out of steam around the 60 minute mark. At this point Defender Line affects the shape of your defence, and whether or they just won’t have the energy to press with the same level not they play the offside trap. of aggressiveness. You are better off using this tactic in spurts • Cover—The players in the back pinch, drop, and cover each during the game rather than making it the focus for the entire 90 other providing depth in defence. This makes through balls minutes. more difficult to play, but allows the opposition the freedom to pinch higher. Team Width—Team Width determines the compactness of your team’s back line. With a compact setting, your defenders will • Offside Trap—The team plays with a flat back line, and looks for the opportunity to step up and catch the opposition play closely together and cover for each other. You will be able offside. The opposition won’t have the freedom of pushing to work quick passes between defenders and provide support high, but this is a dangerous tactic. When the trap is broken it for each other when your opponent reaches the attacking third. usually results in an easy scoring opportunity. The downside of a compact setting is that you leave the wings largely unguarded. Your team will shift from side to side as a How It Works on the Field unit, but you will give up space on the wings. Compact settings Pressure—The pressure setting determines at what point on the facilitate double teams and covering zone play. A wide setting pitch the defence picks up pressure on the opposing team. With will cover the wings well, but leaves your players in a lot of one- high pressure set, the team will pick up coverage right at the on-one situations with no cover. One advantage of this setting is opposing team’s eighteen yard box. While this can really cause that you’ll be able to quickly get the ball wide and counter-attack problems for the other team’s offence, it does take a toll on your when you win possession in the back. players’ level of fitness. No matter what pressure setting you use, your team will start to tighten the noose as your opponent crosses midfield. Coverage will get tighter and tighter as your opponent gets close to your penalty areas. With a deep pressure tactic in place, the defence only brings light pressure on the offence while the ball is not in its half of the field. When playing against a high pressure team, you must keep the ball moving quickly. You should be able to find open men as the defence over-commits to shut you down. Experiment with using a long ball tactic against this type of team as you can quickly counter if you get the ball out of your third of the pitch. Pachuca plays with a narrow team width tactic 79 Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful w w w.primagames.com | P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Positions Formations Custom Tactics Quick Tactics Player Roles Man Marking On the Fly Tactics Mentality Advanced Tactics & Strategies Defender Line—This tactic setting is pretty cut and dry. Your team either pushes up and looks for the Offside Trap, or they drop off a bit and cover for one another. If you want to run the trap, you had better have some serious speed on your back line. Typically, we recommend that you avoid the Offside Trap setting, especially against the through ball happy players you will meet online in FIFA 10. CUSTOM TACTICS BY TEAM On the following pages we have provided you with the custom tactics for seven of the key leagues as well as the top International teams in FIFA 10. This is an invaluable tool to have at your disposal when you are scouting your potential opponent. Also, as you are learning more about how Custom Tactics work, you can choose different teams from this list to see how the tactics affect actual game play. Barclays Premier League - England Build Up Play Chance Creation Defence Team Speed Pass Posit. Pass Cross Shoot Posit. Press. Aggr. Width Line Arsenal Balanced Short Free Safe Normal Normal Free Deep Press Normal Cover Aston Villa Fast Mixed Org Normal Lots Normal Free Deep Double Narrow Cover Birmingham City Long Fast Org Risky Lots Lots Org High Double Wide Cover Blackburn Rovers Balanced Long Org Normal Lots Normal Org Medium Double Normal Cover Bolton Balanced Long Org Risky Lots Normal Org Medium Double Normal Cover Burnley Fast Mixed Org Risky Lots Lots Org Medium Double Wide Cover Chelsea Fast Mixed Free Normal Lots Lots Free Deep Press Normal Cover Everton Balanced Mixed Org Normal Lots Normal Org Medium Double Normal Cover Fulham Balanced Long Org Risky Lots Normal Org Medium Press Normal Cover Hull City Balanced Mixed Org Risky Lots Normal Org High Double Wide Cover  &  Liverpool Balanced Mixed Org Normal Normal Lots Org Medium Press Normal Cover Manchester City Fast Mixed Org Normal Lots Lots Org Medium Press Normal Cover Manchester Fast Mixed Org Normal Lots Normal Free Medium Press Normal Cover United Portsmouth Fast Long Org Risky Lots Normal Org Medium Double Normal Cover Stoke City Balanced Long Org Risky Lots Normal Org Medium Double Normal Cover Sunderland Balanced Long Org Risky Lots Normal Org Medium Double Normal Cover Tottenham Fast Mixed Org Normal Normal Normal Org Medium Press Normal Cover West Ham Balanced Short Org Safe Lots Normal Org Deep Double Narrow Cover Wigan Fast Long Org Risky Lots Normal Org Medium Double Normal Cover Wolverhampton Fast Long Org Risky Lots Lots Org High Double Wide Cover Ligue 1 - France Build Up Play Chance Creation Defence Team Speed Pass Posit. Pass Cross Shoot Posit. Press. Aggr. Width Line A.S.S.E. Mixed Mixed Org Normal Normal Normal Org Deep Contain Narrow Offside AJ Auxerre Slow Long Org Normal Normal Normal Org Deep Press Narrow Cover AS Monaco FC Balanced Mixed Org Normal Normal Normal Org High Press Wide Cover ASNL Balanced Mixed Org Normal Lots Little Org High Double Wide Cover FC Lorient Balanced Long Org Safe Normal Normal Org High Press Wide Offside FCGB Fast Mixed Org Risky Normal Lots Org Medium Double Wide Offside Grenoble Foot Fast Long Org Normal Normal Lots Org High Press Wide Cover Le Mans U.C. 72 Fast Mixed Org Normal Normal Normal Org High Press Wide Cover LOSC Lille Fast Mixed Org Normal Normal Normal Org Medium Double Normal Cover Montpellier HSC Balanced Mixed Org Normal Normal Lots Org High Double Wide Offside OGC Nice Fast Long Org Normal Little Normal Org High Double Wide Cover OL Balanced Mixed Org Risky Normal Lots Org High Press Wide Offside OM Balanced Mixed Org Risky Normal Lots Free Medium Double Normal Offside PSG Balanced Mixed Org Normal Normal Normal Org High Double Wide Offside RC Lens Slow Short Org Normal Normal Lots Org High Press Wide Offside Sochaux Balanced Long Org Normal Normal Normal Org Medium Contain Normal Cover SRFC Balanced Mixed Org Risky Normal Normal Org High Double Wide Cover Toulouse FC Balanced Long Org Normal Lots Normal Org Deep Press Narrow Cover US Boulogne Balanced Short Org Normal Normal Normal Org High Press Wide Offside Valenciennes FC Balanced Long Org Normal Normal Normal Org Deep Press Narrow Cover 80 P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE | w w w.primagames.com Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
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  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Positions Formations Custom Tactics Quick Tactics Player Roles Man Marking On the Fly Tactics Mentality Advanced Tactics & Strategies QUICK TACTICS • Direct Free Kick-Long • Penalties Quick Tactics allow you to change your team strategy on the fly. These are fully built team tactics, not a quick change of mentality • Captain or calling for an opposite wing attack. You can use either a preset These roles are pretty much self-explanatory. The nice feature tactic, or a custom tactic that you have prepared ahead of time. of this screen is the quick view you can get to the key ratings The nice part about this feature is that you don’t even have to for each player. Power, Free Kick Accuracy, Curve, and Penalty exit the game to the pause menu (making it especially helpful taking ability are all shown at the top of the screen. when playing online). Simply push up on the directional to get the The Player Roles screen is not quite as critical now as you Quick Tactics menu. have the ability to change your kick taker on the fly in FIFA 10. Each team has four tactical slots to choose from. You can assign However, it is beneficial to go ahead and set these up the way any of the following tactics to those slots: you want to save yourself time during the game. • Default Team Tactic—This is the standard tactic built into the game for your team MAN MARKING • Counter-Attack—Your forwards will make immediate runs Man Marking allows you to assign a defender on your team down the pitch as soon as your team gains possession of the to specifically mark a player on the opposing team. The vast ball majority of top level teams in the world use a zone marking • High Pressure—Your team will extend their coverage to pick scheme, but man marking does have it’s purposes. If the up the opposing team at the top of their penalty area opposing team has one star player that is constantly getting • Possession—Your team will provide more short passing behind your defence, then you might want to put a man marker opportunities, and make more check to runs so you can hold on him. The downside is that your shape will be affected as your the ball defender follows his man all over the field. One possible use of • Long Ball—Opposite wingers will make more runs, your man marking is to take two of your centre-backs in a 3-5-2 set  &  team will try to position themselves for runs into space and have them mark the two forwards against a 4-4-2 type of • Any of up to 28 Custom Tactics that you have created set. Then you can give your third centre-back a sweeper role. Again, be cautious with man marking as it will create issues with You can use these quick adjustments for short bursts throughout your shape. the game to either put pressure on your opponent, or to adjust to the way he is playing you. Use the Possession tactic to hold the ball and kill off the game. Use High Pressure if you are behind or just want to disrupt the flow of your opponent’s offence. Long Ball is an effective tactic when you are being pressed in your own box and want to punish an overly aggressive defence. Setting up a man marking/sweeper defensive system ON THE FLY TACTICS You can call On the Fly Tactics by pressing up on the D-pad. Tactics are performed by pressing down on the D-pad. These Celtic plays the long ball to counter defencive pressure are simple strategies that can make quick changes to the way your team plays. You can use this strategy to override some PLAYER ROLES game defaults based on what you notice in the game to really The Player Roles screen allows you to pick which players you assist your team in being successful either on the attack or in wish to use for set pieces and dead ball situations. You will defending. There are four basic tactics that are listed below. assign players for the following roles: • Left Corner Kick CB JOINS ATTACK Press up on the D-pad to trigger your CB to join in with your • Right Corner Kick next attack. If you find the opposing defence constantly has • Direct Free Kick you outnumbered, this is a simple way to add another attacker without actually changing your formation. Your opponent may not be expecting another attacker, so oftentimes this can give you an 84 P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE | w w w.primagames.com Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Positions Formations Custom Tactics Quick Tactics Player Roles Man Marking NOT On the Fly Tactics Mentality Advanced Tactics & Strategies advantage. Use caution as you can quickly tire your CB as well as leave holes in the back. ADVANCED TACTICS & STRATEGIES OPPOSING WING ATTACK At this point in the guide, we have covered all of the controls, This tactic will trigger a player on the opposite side of the pitch to skill moves, and tactical options that you have at your disposal. move forward to join the attack. Like the CB attack, this is a great You should be well versed in the Custom Tactics system, and way to increase your attacking numbers and make your team a know how to make adjustments to your team’s formation, player little tougher to defend. You can use this to make him a target roles, and mentality. In this section of the guide, we are going to for a big switch or a cross. Even if you don’t switch the ball, he combine all of this knowledge and provide you with a detailed can pull a defender out so that another player can exploit the method you can use to approach just about every aspect of the vacated space. game imaginable. OFFSIDE TRAP ANALYSING YOUR TACTICS This tactic will cause your defensive line to pull up towards Everything in FIFA 10 flows from the capabilities and tactics of midfield to try and catch a possible opposing target player your team. You will want to have a firm understanding of how offside. Look for the forwards making high runs and use this to your team is set up to approach the game. You can get this by keep those cherry pickers honest. Once they are caught, they looking at your team’s Custom Tactics settings. As we have are more conservative next time. Timing is crucial as you do not mentioned before, the Custom Tactics settings will influence the want to give your opponent a breakaway, either. positioning and pace of your players on the pitch. It is important that you work with your Custom Tactics and not against them. Fortunately, if you don’t like your tactics, you have the power to change them. However, no matter what you do, be sure to play according to how you set up your team strategically. It will be  &  next to impossible to play a short passing possession game if your custom tactics are set up for fast build up and long ball runs. If you decide that you want to dramatically adjust your Custom Tactics, keep one key question at the forefront of your mind. Can your team handle your tactic? Do you have the skills and personnel on your squad to play the way that you want to play. If you are looking to play a fast, short passing game, you will need very technical players. If you want to whack it downfield Be careful when running the offside trap via Route 1, you had better have a tall target man to win the ball and lay it off for your shooters. Fortunately, if your team isn’t up to the task you can either adjust your tactics, or better yet, pick a TEAM PRESSING totally new team that is more suited to what you want to do. This tactic will give your team a stronger pressing mentality. This will make your team push for the ball harder to win it back and make them much more physical. This is a good idea if time is running out and the other team is in possession mode, killing the clock. MENTALITY DECREASE MENTALITY Decreasing your team’s mentality will cause them to be in a much more defensive posture. This is best used to hold onto a lead against a very tough team late in the game. Custom Tactics screen INCREASE MENTALITY In games against the CPU, we advise taking a quick look at how Increases your team’s attacking mentality, causing them to press their tactics are set up. This scouting report will give you a good to create turnovers and scoring attempts. Again this is usually idea of what you can expect to see come game time. If you used late in the game to try and get a much needed goal. More are going to be pressured deep into your own side of the pitch, players will go forward into the attack. On the Ultra Offensive you had better have a game plan to get out of trouble or you setting, pretty much everybody but the keeper and centre-backs are in for a long day. In the Custom Tactics section above, we will go forward. You can also try running this tactic for short provided you with the default tactics for seven different leagues spurts during the middle of the game. as well as some key International teams. You can refer to these 85 Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful w w w.primagames.com | P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Positions Formations Custom Tactics Quick Tactics Player Roles Man Marking On the Fly Tactics Mentality Advanced Tactics & Strategies tables ahead of time, or simply check out their tactic right before your game. Custom Tactics are only one part of the analysis you need to make for your team. There are numerous questions that beg to be answered if you want to go from being just an average gamer to an expert level FIFA 10 player. Let’s dive in to those now. KNOWING YOUR PERSONNEL As we discussed above, you can’t try to cram your team personnel into just any tactic. It is important to play in such a way that maximises the individual abilities of your players. It will be well worth your time to take a look at the ratings and attributes of Walcott possesses blazing speed the players on your team. Only by doing this can you get a good feel for their capabilities. We have included rosters and ratings for Which players have the most technical ability the top teams in FIFA 10 in the next chapter to make this process with the ball? easier for you. As you go through your club’s roster, you will want With the addition of 360º dribbling to FIFA 10, quality ball to look for answers to the following questions: handlers are more effective than ever before. Players like Lionel • Who are your speedsters? (Acceleration, Sprint Speed) Messi can slalom through defenders and cut the ball with more • Which players have the most technical ability with the ball? fluidity and pace. If you have a player with high Ball Control (Ball Control, Dribbling, Skill Moves) and Dribbling ratings, you can hold the ball up in midfield, take defenders on 1 vs. 1, and dribble out of trouble until you find an • Which players are the best passers? (Short Pass, Long Pass) open pass. Technical players take more quick touches on the ball, • Which players can provide the best service? (Crossing)  &  which allows you to change direction more frequently. It is also • Who are your ball winners and target men? (Heading important that you look at the Skill Moves stars for each player Accuracy, Jumping, Strength) on your team. If you remember from the Skill Moves chapter of • Who are your top finishers? (Finishing, Long Shots) the guide, the number of stars that a player has in this category • Which foot do your finishers prefer? (Foot, Weak Foot) will determine the types of skill moves he is able to perform. It • Who is your strongest defender? (Marking, Slide Tackle, won’t do you any good to try a Turn and Spin with a player than Stand Tackle) doesn’t have 5 Skill Moves stars. If you have numerous players with great technical abilities, you can get them into space and • Which players can you jostle with best? (Strength, Weight) run at defenders more often. If you don’t have players with Let’s take a look at each of these questions in more detail so you lots of individual flair, then you are better served playing a very can have a full understanding of what your team is capable of. organised passing game rather than trying to force the issue off the dribble. Who are your speedsters? Just as in any sport, pace can make a huge difference. Faster players can get behind the defence, explode down the wings and play catch-up when they make mistakes on defence. Never underestimate the value of speed to your team. A fast striker allows you to play through balls behind the defence and exploit open space. A quick winger can burst down the flanks and serve the ball in to your target men. Defenders with a great deal of pace can allow you to run the offside trap without fear of being caught out of position by the opposing team’s attackers. When judging speed, you will want to look at both the Acceleration and Spring Speed ratings for each player. Players with high Acceleration ratings will be able to quickly get up to full speed. Xavi has excellent ball skills Which players are the best passers? FIFA 10 utilises two different passing ratings to determine how much quality a player has in this area of his game. The Short Pass rating will come into play the majority of the time as your player knocks the ball around the pitch. When you decide to go Route 1, or switch sides of the pitch, then the Long Pass rating will help to dictate your success. You will need to evaluate the overall ability of your team in the passing game as you decide what type 86 P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE | w w w.primagames.com Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Positions Formations Custom Tactics Quick Tactics Player Roles Man Marking NOT On the Fly Tactics Mentality Advanced Tactics & Strategies of tactic to employ. If you want to run a one-touch quick passing game, then you need players with high short passing ratings. If your desire is to whack it long and hope to hit your target man, then you’ll need several players with good Long Pass ratings. Although dribbling is a great deal of fun, the passing game will be the back bone of your offensive attack. Which players can provide the best service? If you desire to play with a system that is reliant on crossing the ball into the box to create goal scoring chances, then having players that can deliver quality service is a must. For these players, having a high Crossing rating is paramount. Typically you should look at your full-backs, wingbacks, and outside Rio Ferdinand skies for a cross in the box midfielders to judge who is most capable of putting in a quality delivery. If your full-back has good crossing skills, then you will Who are your top finishers? want to definitely get him involved in your attack. Both early There are few things more frustrating in the game of football crosses and standard crosses are affected by the Crossing rating. than to work the ball into perfect scoring position only to have your striker shank it into the crowd. Players with high Finishing ratings just have a knack for getting a toe on the ball and sticking it into the back of the net. You will need to take a close look at your strikers to see how to best use them in the game. If a player has a great Long Shots rating, then use a Custom Tactic with Shooting set to Lots. Try to get him free outside of the top of the  &  box and let it rip. If your strikers have high Finishing ratings, but not good Long Shot ratings, then you will want to feed them into space and let them go 1-on-1 with the keeper. Their abilities to score here will really come to the forefront. Which foot do your finishers prefer? David Beckham serves the ball into the box Learning the favoured foot of your top goal scorers is just about the most important piece of information that you need to know Who are your ball winners and target men? about your team. Unless the player has a high Weak Foot rating For teams that want to use a long ball style of passing game, it (which is rare), they will experience much more success if they is very important that you have a target player that is capable take their chances from their good foot. Something as simple of winning the ball. Height, Heading Accuracy, Jumping, and as deciding which direction to knock the ball on for a shot is Strength all come into play here. Obviously a player like Peter impacted by the favoured foot. If you are close to net, your player Crouch has a big advantage when it comes to aerial duels. can finish reasonably well with either foot if he is not under a Players with good jumping ability also have a built-in advantage great deal of pressure. However, if the pressure is intense and a on 50/50 crosses and long balls. Don’t underestimate the value player is heavily leaning on your striker, then you’ll want to take of Strength either. Having the power to hold off your opponent the shot with their strongest foot. so that you can receive a lofted ball is quite necessary in FIFA 10 if you want to be the target man. It will not be very beneficial for your team to whip the ball into the box if all of your players are short and have poor heading technique. You are better off setting your Crossing tactic to Little and working the ball into the box on the ground. Have a tall presence on the defensive side is also very useful in the game. A big defender in the centre- back position can win crosses and neutralise the other team’s aerial threats. Great strikers can finish with either foot 87 Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful w w w.primagames.com | P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Positions Formations Custom Tactics Quick Tactics Player Roles Man Marking On the Fly Tactics Mentality Advanced Tactics & Strategies Who is your strongest defender? are going to provide you with tips and techniques you can use to If you get into a situation where you must man mark a striker add flavour, flair, and creativity to your attacking build up. to prevent him from getting into free space, then knowing your strongest defender is critical. In addition, you can have support Passing Professional football at its best has a very distinct rhythm. When players around your stronger defender be more creative and played well, the ball moves up and back, side to side, and up aggressive in their attacking runs. Your defender will be better and down as teams move into space and interchange with each able to handle things on his own than a weaker player. Don’t other. It is our belief that the best place to start with building your leave him alone too often though, as players like Cristiano attack is to learn to be comfortable possessing the ball. If you Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, and Lionel Messi can make even have the ball, you can’t be scored on. Don’t give up any goals and the best markers look feeble if you put them in too many you won’t lose too many matches. 1-on-1 situations.  &  Chiellini helps to control the back line We always strive to control possession It is our goal to always have the majority of the possession in Which players can you jostle with best? the game. You can win with less of the ball by counter-attacking We will discuss jostling in more detail below, but for now you intelligently, but it is less dangerous if you have the ball at your will want to be aware of which players on your team have the feet. Ideally we like to go for 60% possession, but anything Strength, Balance, and Weight to be physical players. Players in the 55% range will do the job just fine. By holding the ball, will high ratings in these attributes can literally muscle dribblers you force your opponent to have to chase you throughout the right off the ball with a well timed shoulder challenge. When game, tiring his players and pulling defenders out of position. in possession of the ball, these players are very difficult to You can always switch to a counter-attacking strategy, but if you dispossess physically. They can hold off smaller opponents and can get comfortable working the ball around, it will pay off in still keep control of the ball. those games when you are trying to hold a lead. No matter your approach, you need to become a top drawer passer if you want to win in FIFA 10. Driven Lob Pass FIFA 10 gives you numerous options in the passing game. This year’s game has been further tweaked to make certain kinds of passes work better than before. In our section on passing controls, we mention the new driven lob ball. When you are hitting a lob pass with no defenders between you and your intended target, the passer will strike a driven ball. This gives you a couple of big advantages. Now when you switch sides of the pitch with the ball, it arrives faster. You can now effectively perform the big switch and quickly get into the attack on that Drogba is next to impossible to knock off the ball side of the field. In FIFA 09, the pace of the ball on these types of passes was a bit sluggish. This rendered the big switch not BUILDING AN UNSTOPPABLE ATTACK nearly as useful as it should have been. The Dev. team at EA The best FIFA gamers are the ones that can utilise a varied SPORTS was on top of things and made the adjustment for this attack. They are unpredictable, creative, and can score in many year’s game. different ways. If you are a one dimensional player (i.e. just run down the wings and throw in a cross, or always go for the through ball), your opponent will pick up on your style and develop tactics to shut you down. In this section of the guide, we 88 P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE | w w w.primagames.com Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Positions Formations Custom Tactics Quick Tactics Player Roles Man Marking NOT On the Fly Tactics Mentality Advanced Tactics & Strategies example a striker in the middle and a winger on the flanks), you are in complete control of which player will receive the pass. This allows you to be unpredictable as you can pick apart gaps in the defence and drop the ball into unmarked space. We switch fields with a driven lob pass Dink Chip Another technique that is available to you now is the short dinking chip. We like to utilise this type of pass out of the back Working the through ball out to the flanks against a pressing defender. Let’s say for example that your centre-back is in possession of the ball as an opposing forward NOTE is bringing heavy pressure. With a quick tap of the lob pass For manual passing of all types, it is helpful if you take a button, you can chip it right over his head to the feet of your quick touch in the direction that you are wanting to pass outside back. You will need to practice the timing as chipping it to orient your player. You can then be confident that you’ll off the chest of the attacker so that he gets an attempt on goal is place the ball right where you want it.  &  pretty embarrassing. One of our other favourite through ball options is a back pass through ball that we call the “McHardy Special” after one of the FIFA 10 designers. You penetrate deep into the box with one of your players and then use the through ball control to pass it back to the top of the box. This type of pass is much better than a standard pass as it will allow another player to run onto it and strike the ball on net. If you use a standard pass, the ball will go right to his feet and he’ll have to take a touch before shooting. A through ball in this scenario also allows your player to unleash a shot with much more power. You can pretty much aim straight at the keeper and allow the natural movement of the ball and the angle of the kicker coming in to move it far enough to the side to We flip the ball over the attackers head. get into the corner of the net. You don’t really need to aim to the side, just let physics do it’s work. Through Ball If you have a team with fast strikers, then a well-timed through Wall Pass ball is bound to be one of your most effective methods for When you are able to pass the ball into open space in the middle scoring goals. You will use through balls all over the field, but of the field, making one-two passes is the quickest way to they are most useful along the wings where there are fewer move the ball down the pitch and get into the attacking third. defenders. It is tough to squeeze a through ball into the middle By combining multiple one-two passes together you can get of the field where there are many players. You will notice a really nice flow to your offence and send an overwhelming that in FIFA 10, your players will make more “bending” runs number of players into the attack. There are a couple of caveats to try to stay onside longer so that you can hit them with the that you need to be aware of first. It is best not to initiate a wall through pass. pass combination with a player like your centre-back. You really As soon as you become comfortable with the game, we highly don’t want him making a bold run at goal very often. If you start recommend using the Manual Though Ball assistance option. pulling players from all over the pitch on one-two passes, your This will allow you to control both the weight and direction of team will quickly lose its shape and become vulnerable to the the through pass. The advantages here are numerous. For one, counter-attack. Instead, work the ball out to the wings or central you can now play a lateral through ball to a player running from midfielders and begin your give-n-go attack from there. a position on the pitch farther back from you. You can lay it at a 90º angle from your player and let them run onto it, instead of having to play it ahead and hoping they can beat a defender to it. In addition, if you have two potential through ball targets (for 89 Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful w w w.primagames.com | P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Positions Formations Custom Tactics Quick Tactics Player Roles Man Marking On the Fly Tactics Mentality Advanced Tactics & Strategies the ball back instead of always trying to be positive. Part of being a possession team is learning to be patient and not force the ball. If you are closed down, turn back and lay the ball off so that you can reset and start things all over again. You can quickly relieve pressure on your players and push forward again. Quite often when one of our players makes a check back run, we will immediately pass it right back to the original passer. Our man will turn and make a run giving us a new option. Sometimes you have to take two steps forward and one step back to keep the ball moving. Play with rhythm and your opponent will quickly become frustrated with his inability to gain the ball. Working a quick one-two pass The Radar One of the most often overlooked tools you have at your Third Man Passing disposal is the radar. You can turn the radar on by going to the Another good passing strategy is the third man passing Game Settings/Visual menu. There are two flavours of radar: combination. Start with a midfielder or wing defender. Initiate a 2D and 3D. To be honest the only real differences are cosmetic, give-n-go pass, but do not play the ball back to the initial player. you will do fine with either one. The radar gives you a bird’s Instead play the ball to a different (but nearby) player on the eye view of the entire field. It is an invaluable resource when pitch. Now look for the original passer as he continues his run. it comes to making off-screen passes. You can use the radar Give your opponent a steady diet of these passing combos and to see if your path is clear for a through ball down the flanks, you’ll be running all over his penalty area. or check the far side of the field for the big switch. Once you become accustomed to the radar, you will be able to glance at it Dummy Pass frequently while still staying in control of the action on the pitch.  &  In this year’s game, dummies have been tuned to be much more responsive. A dummy is executed when your player steps to the ball as if he is going to trap a pass, but instead opens his legs to let the ball run through it. You will usually have more success with the manoeuvre when your players are in close proximity to one another. Otherwise the pass might not have enough pace on it to reach the next player. You can also use the dummy move to quickly change directions with your player if he is checking back for the ball. Check back on your run and perform a dummy just as the ball reaches you. Immediately push the left thumbstick in the direction that the pass is going. Your player will let the ball go through his legs and then quickly spin to chase it down. This is most effective on the wings and you can often use it to shake a Don’t underestimate the usefulness of your radar player on your back. You can also hold the Dummy button along Keeping an eye on the radar also allows you to make “skip with the Skill Modifier button to quickly chip the ball up beach passes.” This is where you bypass the midfield by going from a football style so that you can turn and shoot on goal. defender directly to a forward or striker. Just hold down the Pass button for an extended period of time to pass to a player farther away. Again, check your radar before you attempt this type of pass to make sure you have a clear lane. Dribbling Just by learning to pass the ball effectively and finishing your quality chances, you can become a solid FIFA 10 player. Winning is great, but how about winning with style? We like to play with a bit of flair to our game. In addition to the fun factor of pulling of skill moves, breaking a man down with the dribble can open up the pitch and help create scoring chances. Once you are comfortable working the ball through tight areas, you will see Using a dummy fake to turn quickly your creativity expand, and your team will score more goals as a consequence. Back Pass Against human players, simply making a hard stop and changing We aren’t talking about a back heel in this section (although they direction can be an easy way to lose your marker. Quickly are pretty sweet when you pull them off). This refers to dropping accelerate in a new direction. In fact, just frequently changing 90 P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE | w w w.primagames.com Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Positions Formations Custom Tactics Quick Tactics Player Roles Man Marking NOT On the Fly Tactics Mentality Advanced Tactics & Strategies directions and speed with your player will often be enough to get section on Beating Your Man for some of the best moves you open. Players that constantly start and stop are very frustrating to can use to take on your opponents. play against. Use a stepover plus an explosive exit A quick stop and change of direction It’s pretty much common sense, but we are going to throw this tip in just in case. It’s not a very good idea to play around with Skill Moves skill moves in your defending third. The risks are just too great. You can go a long way just by laying off the Sprint button, One mistake and your opponent can swipe the ball and head using hard stops and keeping control of the ball in tight spaces. right to goal. On the other hand we have humiliated opponents However, if you really want to take your dribbling to the next by executing a skill move with our keeper, but this is not level, it’s time to master the Skill Move system. You will want recommended unless you have a very substantial lead. to work on these moves often until they become completely  &  second nature. If you plan on playing a lot of Virtual Pro games Shielding online, then you can practice your moves in the Arena. If most of One final tactic that must be discussed when it comes to build your games will be Manager Mode or online oneonone contests, up and possession is the Shield technique. Shielding causes your use Practice Match to work on your skills. Set the game up so player to put his body between the defender and the ball in an that you are playing 11 vs. goalkeeper. Now you can practice your attempt to hold them off and maintain possession. As you would moves to your heart’s content using the same camera angle that naturally think, bigger, stronger players are more affective when you will use in-game. it comes to shielding the ball. Hit your target man down the field and let him hold it up while the midfielders make their runs into space. Players like Drogba and Adebayor are very skilled when it comes to shielding the ball. Don’t forget to use the quick spin and acceleration trick we talked about earlier in the guide. This will help you break out of the spin and get separation from your defender. Shielding can also be used to give the ball handler a quick breather in the middle of the field while you find an open player for a pass. Work on your game in the Practice Arena We recommend that you keep things simple at first. Get used to using the Stepover and Reverse Stepover moves at all different angles on the pitch. When you combine these with an explosive exit, you’ll have a great recipe for leaving defenders in the dust. If we can give you one piece of advice it would be to make sure you have enough separation for your defender to execute a skill move. Many new players try to execute the move in tight to their defender. There are only a few moves where this is possible. If Our attacker shields his defender away from the ball you try a Stepover right in front of a defender, he will just take the ball right off your foot. Once you can pull off the basic moves, Finishing then you can graduate to tougher stuff. Skill moves are a high Once you get the hang of the controls, building the ball up into risk/high reward proposition. You’ll either beat your defender the final third becomes fairly comfortable. It’s at this point that badly, or he’ll take it right off your boot. Be sure to review the creativity and finishing come into play. Possession won’t do you 91 Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful w w w.primagames.com | P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Positions Formations Custom Tactics Quick Tactics Player Roles Man Marking On the Fly Tactics Mentality Advanced Tactics & Strategies much good if you can’t create scoring chances. Converting your safety. You can usually pick up the trash and pound it into the opportunities may elude you at first when you begin playing FIFA back of the net if you are alert. Another technique you can try 10 (especially with the improvements to goalkeeper logic), but is the Running Scoop Pass. This year you can execute a Scoop after reading this section you should be ready to rip it into the old Pass while moving. This type of pass has a very high trajectory onion bag. (good for going over the keeper), and gets down quickly (so you won’t overshoot the goal). Keep in mind that the ball will Finesse Shots be played in whatever direction you are facing so you will need Once you are in close, the finesse shot is the most accurate to be sure to have your player aimed at goal when executing way to put the ball into the back of the net. If you will remember this technique. from our section on Shooting controls, the programming for the finesse shot went through some changes this season. It is still very affective when used in the proper situations, but you will see more error on your shot if you use it out of context. Finesse shots stay lower for longer so they have a slightly different power/elevation curve than a standard shot. Finesse shots have the added advantage of being able to be curled around the goalkeeper. We like to go for the far post and let the shot’s natural spin bring it on frame. It is important that you try to get the ball on your player’s preferred foot when taking a finesse shot if you want to maximise your goal scoring chances. You will really need to think about your approach on goal when using a finesse shot. It is easier to approach the goal from the opposite side of Beating the keeper with a scoop pass your favoured foot. For example, when we have a right footed If you can’t go over or past the keeper, you can try to go around player, we like to slide from left to right across the edge of the  &  him. This season, fake shots are more affective at getting penalty area before firing a shot around the keeper to the back keepers to bite on your feints. A quick shot fake to get the keeper post. If you come in fast from the right side with a right footed off balance followed by a well placed shot can also do the trick. player, you won’t be able to go for the far post and must try to Against an onrushing keeper, you can also try to use a quick ball beat the keeper by going high to the near post instead. roll to go by him and open up an angle for a shot. Anything you can do to throw the keeper off balance including just jiggling the Left Thumbstick left and right will help you finish better. We bury the shot using a finesse strike Breakaways In last season’s game, breakaway goals could be converted Trying a ball roll skill move to get past the keeper at a much higher rate. In FIFA 10, the goalkeepers are more When it comes to longer shots, you first need a clear path to the aggressive about charging off their lines to quickly cut down goal. Defenders are much more adept at throwing their body your angle. They will sprawl and throw themselves in front of the in front of the ball to block oncoming shots than last year. Just ball in a logical manner in order to shut down your attack. Now like in real world football, you will find many of your shots being when you escape the last line of defence, you have to use your stuffed before they can even get inside of the penalty area. On head and keep your wits about you. Keep your composure, slow the flip side, players with high Shot Power ratings (90+) will have down and try to get the ball on your preferred foot. Slowing down more pace on their shots than in FIFA 09. You can unleash some before you shoot will give you more accuracy. real crackers from distance now. Be on the prowl for rebounds If the keeper comes out too fast, you can go for a Chip shot. You as keepers will have a tough time hanging onto your long range will want to work on these in an 11 vs. goalkeeper practice match blast. The meter fills up very quickly and unless you are really to be sure that you know how long to hold the shot button to far out, you typically don’t need to go over half way. It is also clear the keeper. Be prepared to follow your shot as the keeper important that your player is perfectly balanced. If he’s leaning will often get a hand on the ball, but be unable to punch it to too much you can expect the shot to sail wide. 92 P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE | w w w.primagames.com Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Positions Formations Custom Tactics Quick Tactics Player Roles Man Marking NOT On the Fly Tactics Mentality Advanced Tactics & Strategies Free Kicks need to go just under half way. You can also try to sneak the ball For free kicks, you will want to practice shots from different areas under the wall with a driven shot. If you keep the meter around on the pitch. Fortunately FIFA 10 added a full Practice Arena half full or under, you will play a hard shot along the ground with where you can practice your Set Pieces. You can place the ball a driven shot. Any more than that, and the ball will rise and hit anywhere on the pitch to work on your shot. Unlike last season, the wall. From 40 yards out, your options are much more limited. you’ll also be able to practice against a wall which fully replicates Typically you will be best served to lob the ball into the box. If you the actual in-game situations you will face. There are three basic decide to take a rip on goal, use topspin and aim for just under styles of free kicks that you can use. The Driven free kick is best 3/4 power. used from farther away as you will need a great deal of pace to beat the keeper. From closer in, you can either try to curve the Corner Kicks Corner kicks are another dangerous scoring opportunity, ball around the wall, or use topspin to smash it over the top and especially if you have players with height, strength and jumping under the cross bar. ability. There are nine different random corner kick setups based on the mentality you have set for your team. You can’t pick which one you will get, but you will want to take a look at the setup so you can decide where to place your corner. If you have a custom set piece, you can use that as well. For outswingers, we like to aim as far to the line as we can. We then put a tonne of curve on the ball. The ball swerves out into the box, usually freezing the keeper on his line. This is our goal with corner kicks. We want to get the ball to fall in the box around the penalty spot, and we don’t want the keeper coming out on us. The big swerving corner kick usually accomplishes this goal.  &  Now it’s up to you to time your header and put the ball in the Ripping a shot over the wall with topspin back of the net. The trick to getting your free kicks down is to set the curve/spin while the meter is filling up. This isn’t aftertouch where you can adjust the spin after the ball is struck. You have to set the curve while your player is winding up. Once you get this down, you’ll be amazed at how much movement you can get on the ball. We’ve scored from the flanks (lined up even with the six yard box) by bending a ball to the back post. We like to use a heavily curved ball right in front of goal as well. The topspin shots work well from straight on just outside of the box. Practice makes perfect so be sure to get plenty of repetitions in on each and every position on the field. You can also practice penalty shots by selecting any area inside of the box for your free kick practice. Here is our aiming point for the outswinger cross DEFENDING The number one key to successful defence is to be disciplined and not stab at the ball. Contain, contain, contain! This season you will see a much wider variety of tackling animations. High tackling players will be more accurate with their attempts. There is also a greater risk/reward factor this year. Make a mistake and the attacker will waltz right past you to the goal. The best technique is to work your way in close to the attacker and let the auto tackling take over to make the play. Jockeying Try ripping a shot under the wall for a change of pace We discussed all the jockeying commands at length in the There are so many different variables that go into free kicks that Controls section of this guide. However, the topic is so important it is impossible to give you exact power and aiming directions that it bears mentioning again. Our philosophy is to funnel the for each one. But here are a couple suggestions from our attacker into positions on the pitch where we have more help. experience. For around 30 yards out, you will need to fill the Jockey for as long as possible before committing to make a meter just over halfway with topspin to get the ball over the wall tackle. Wait for the mistake, then step in and take the ball away. and under the crossbar. From around the 25 yard mark, you will The Jockey Press control is perfect for doing just this. You’ll 93 Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful w w w.primagames.com | P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Positions Formations Custom Tactics Quick Tactics Player Roles Man Marking On the Fly Tactics Mentality Advanced Tactics & Strategies control and contain the forward progress of the attacker and by didn’t stand much of a chance. Now a smaller player can make a releasing the Jockey button, your player will step in for the tackle. run at a larger player from several yards away and pick up some velocity coming into the challenge. This factor allows him to put Passing Lanes the bigger player off of his stride. Jockeying will help keep your opponent from penetrating into the danger zone. Proper jockeying and help on defence will take away the forward progress of a dribbler and force him to go sideways or even backwards. Trying to push a larger player off the ball In a situation where a small player is running shoulder-to- shoulder with a larger player, you won’t be able to knock him off the ball. You will have to release the press button, slide out Denying the passing lane a bit, and then ram back into him. If you are too aggressive with Once you have the dribbler under control, it’s time to deny the your challenges, you will be called for a foul. The lateral velocity passing lanes. You want to eliminate his options and force him combines with the strength and weight of players to determine  &  into making the choice that you want him to. You can use a the results of a jostling challenge. With the new wider touch technique called outside-in defending to do just this. A typical dynamic, you will see a number of different results, including one passing combination is to get the ball out wide to the full-back where both players bounce off the ball as it keeps rolling. Other and hit a through ball to the outside midfielder to run on down times you will see the defender push the dribbler off his current the flank. We want to force the ball to the middle where we have course, but the attacker will still maintain control of the ball. He more help. As we approach the full-back defensively, we start on will just be running on a slightly different line. his outside shoulder and move at him at an angle. This prevents him from being able to being able to make that outside pass. Autoswitching One final topic bears mentioning when it comes to the defensive Secondary Pressure side of the ball. Many players go in and just turn autoswitching Another key component to the defensive process is calling in off so that they have full control of their players. We used secondary pressure. One of our favourite techniques is to call in a to subscribe to this idea as well. But now we have a slightly secondary player to harass the dribbler. We then move our player different perspective. We have found that by setting Autoswitch into the most obvious passing lane and take away his options. just a notch or two from the left, we can get faster reactions You can channel the attacker into trouble spots like the corners when it comes to switching to pick up a through ball. of the field and then pounce with two players to recover the ball. Secondary pressing also works well in crossing situations where you call over a defender to put pressure on the crosser while you slide into the middle to manually defend against attackers coming into the penalty area. Jostling FIFA 09 brought a new element to the game with the jostling engine. FIFA 10 continues to improve on this feature, providing the physical play element to the game that had previously been missing. We discussed the idea of “wide touches” in the New Features section. Wide touches come into play when you start talking about the jostling engine. To better understand how Setting up our Autoswitching settings everything fits together, it is important that you know how the system works. FIFA 10 makes a calculation of the lateral velocity of each player when they come into contact while fighting for GAME MANAGEMENT Football games move very quickly from an adjustment the ball. Previously if a big player ran into a smaller player, the standpoint. With only a short halftime and no timeouts, real small player would pretty much just be knocked off the ball. He teams are only able to make a few adjustments on the field. In 94 P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE | w w w.primagames.com Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Positions Formations Custom Tactics Quick Tactics Player Roles Man Marking NOT On the Fly Tactics Mentality Advanced Tactics & Strategies FIFA 10 you have a Pause button at your disposal that will allow slightly built defender. If you have a large height advantage on you to catch your breath, change your tactics, or even design a your frontline, whip cross after cross into the box and try to bang completely new system of play. In this section of the guide, we home a header. Good game planning and tactics can negate are going to focus on how to manage the ebb and flow of the many physical advantages, but you will find some extra chances game, make substitutions, and deal with fatigue challenges that if you play to the most favourable matchup. may arise. Momentum Football is largely a game of momentum. Just ask Manchester United about how things went bad for them in last year’s Champion’s League final. Man U was rolling, dominating possession, and getting quality looks on goal. All of a sudden Barcelona puts one in against the run of play and the wheels came off for the Red Devils. FIFA 10 captures momentum as well. If you give up an important goal, beware as the onslaught may be forth coming. When the momentum shifts away from you in the game, your players are slower, they make more passing/trapping mistakes, and they are easier to knock off the The defence can’t handle our pace ball. Several times we have seen a comfortable 2-0 game turn into a 2-3 defeat as the CPU goes on a 5 minute tear. Fatigue and Substitutions When momentum is getting away from you, it is critical that FIFA 10 has a very realistic fatigue engine. Smart players will you slow things down and try to keep possession of the ball. keep an eye on their fatigue and keep their team fresh so they Dominate possession for a spell, and you can get the momentum can close out the game. Players typically begin to tire a bit in  &  swinging back your way again. When you sense the momentum the 60th minute or so of the game. If you are utilising a heavy begin to shift away from your team, slow down the pace of the pressure style, then they may fatigue sooner. If you are just game and work possession. Make safe passes and try to avoid dropping back deep and absorbing pressure, your players might challenges with physical players. After a few minutes, you’ll even be fresher near the end of the game. things out and can begin to re-establish your game plan. Each player’s fatigue meter has two parts to it. There is the overall stamina part of the meter, and the Sprint stamina. Players can only sprint for a certain period of time before they have to slow down and recover. As the game progresses, their sprint endurance decreases. When the fatigue meter drops below 50%, players begin to lose their top end speed. With a fatigue meter of 25% or less, sprinting is not longer possible. If this happens, it’s time to get this player out of the game. Slow it down and make safe passes Conversely, if you score a backbreaker of a goal and sense the winds of change are blowing, then you might want to turn up the pressure. Shift to a pressing mentality and try to force your opponent into another mistake and a cheap turnover goal. Match Ups There are many adjustments that you can make both in tactics Notice the Sprint stamina is recharging and formations to cover for weaker players on your team. It won’t There are three basic types of substitutions that you will make take too long however for a quality opponent to diagnose your depending on the situation. The simplest one is to replace a weak spots and begin to exploit them. Always be on the lookout player that has taken an injury. Many times during a game you for weak spots on your team while at the same time striving to will see a guy take a whack and go down holding a knee or leg. attack your opponent in his weak spots as well. The player will usually get up after a moment or two, but his If you can get a good speed matchup with a fast attacker against affectiveness may be slightly reduced while he plays through a slow defender, you can exploit this mismatch all game long. the injury. Look for opportunities to match a big strong striker up against a 95 Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful w w w.primagames.com | P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements Positions Formations Custom Tactics Quick Tactics Player Roles Man Marking On the Fly Tactics Mentality Advanced Tactics & Strategies Sometimes the injury will be severe enough that the player has to step off the field for a bit. Usually if they take another hit, they are going to be done for the day and you’ll need to take them off. The second type of substitution is to replace a tired player. If a player has performed at a very high work rate and covered lots of ground, he may need a replacement around the 60-65th minute. Older players also will need to come out about this time, as their stamina is not as good as younger players. Once you play with a team a couple of times you will see how their players last using your tactic of choice. Usually with stamina related substitution you are replacing like players. You’ll send in an attacking mid for an attacking mid or a Absorbing the pressure with a Deep tactic striker for striker. The third type of substitution you’ll make is a tactical one. If you are down late in a game, you’ll possibly bring When you have a one-goal lead going into the final five minutes in a striker to replace your fourth midfielder. Or you might pull a or so, you will need to change up your approach if you are striker and put in a defensive midfielder to try to hold down a slim going to complete the win. Look to change your mentality lead in the dying moments of the game. to a defensive one. This will bring more players behind the ball and they will be less likely to charge off down the pitch. Consider using the Possession Quick tactic and turning Counter-Attacks on. When you get in trouble, just launch the ball out of bounds. You aren’t going for style points here. You just want to win the game any way you can.  &  If you are on the wrong end of a one-goal game, then you have no choice but to go for broke in the last 5 to 10 minutes of the game. It usually doesn’t matter if you lose by one goal or two. You might as well go for broke and try to make something happen. We hate losing a game in the last minute, but it sure is thrilling to tie or win the game in stoppage time! Bringing in some late game speed One type of substitution that we have found to be effective is to bring a speed burner off the bench as a late (80th + minute) replacement. Most teams don’t sub out their wing defenders. If they have lost a step late in the game, then your fresh striker can usually get behind them for an attack on goal. FINISHING OFF A GAME There is nothing worse than giving away three points at the end of a game that you have in hand. You can expect your opponent to launch a furious onslaught of pressure and attacking runs if they are behind late in the game. Your best bet is to adopt a counter-attacking strategy here. Get nine men behind the ball, absorb the pressure and then launch a counter-attack to try to put the game away. 96 P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE | w w w.primagames.com Protected by copyright. Unauthorized or unlawful copying or downloading expressly prohibited.
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements English Premier League France Ligue 1 Germany Bundesliga Italy Serie A Primera División Mex Spain Liga BBVA Major League Soccer International Teams Arsenal Aston Villa Birmingham City Blackburn Rovers Bolton Wanderers Burnley Chelsea Everton Fulham Hull City Liverpool Manchester City Manchester United Portsmouth Stoke City Sunderland Tottenham Hotspur West Ham United Wigan Athletic Wolverhampton Wanderers   TOP CLUBS 97
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements English Premier League France Ligue 1 Germany Bundesliga Italy Serie A Primera División Mex Spain Liga BBVA Major League Soccer International Teams Arsenal Aston Villa Birmingham City Blackburn Rovers Bolton Wanderers Burnley Chelsea Everton Fulham Hull City Liverpool Manchester City Manchester United Portsmouth Stoke City Sunderland Tottenham Hotspur West Ham United Wigan Athletic Wolverhampton Wanderers   Your player’s attributes dictate the style of play that your team is able to play. You must know which players can perform skill moves, the preferred foot of your strikers, and how well your defenders can use their size to throw attackers off their stride. In this chapter we will provide you with full rosters and ratings for seven of the top leagues in the game as well as the best International squads. DISCLAIMER: Club rosters and player attributes are accurate as of 1 September, 2009. Player form and rosters will dynamically change throughout the season. For information about updates, visit fifa.easports.com. 98
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements English Premier League France Ligue 1 Germany Bundesliga Italy Serie A Primera División Mex NOTE Spain Liga BBVA Major League Soccer International Teams Arsenal Aston Villa Birmingham City TOP CLUB ROSTERS AND RATINGS Blackburn Rovers Bolton Wanderers ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE Burnley Chelsea ARSENAL Star Rating: Formation: 4-3-3 Attack: 82 Midfield: 80 Defence: 81 Everton Fulham WEAK FOOT STARS SKILL MOVE STARS PREF. POSITION ACCELERATION BALL CONTROL HEADING ACC. SPRINT SPEED GK HANDLING SLIDE TACKLE TACT. AWARE SHOT POWER SLIDETACKLE POSITIONING AGGRESSION GK REFLEXES LONG SHOTS SHORT PASS Hull City REACTIONS GK KICKING LONG PASS PENALTIES STRENGTH DRIBBLING CROSSING GK DIVING FINISHING MARKING STAMINA BALANCE JUMPING OVERALL VOLLEYS AGILITY GK POS. FK ACC. VISION CURVE Liverpool FOOT Fabregas, Cesc R CM 5 3 87 75 69 84 77 93 87 79 82 76 80 63 65 95 86 57 74 92 87 96 82 65 73 92 73 66 90 94 76 8 5 7 6 9 van Persie, Robin L CF 5 4 85 84 55 84 75 89 90 90 84 90 87 70 56 68 86 23 90 81 79 86 93 21 82 73 32 64 71 84 93 6 7 10 9 8 Manchester City Arshavin, Andrey R CF 5 5 85 88 49 89 77 91 85 77 93 88 75 50 51 80 85 21 59 86 85 90 84 28 87 76 29 67 75 86 77 7 9 6 5 8 Gallas, William R CB 2 3 84 80 84 60 83 70 56 41 46 37 24 85 86 59 50 82 25 83 83 65 59 91 83 79 90 86 82 62 46 7 6 5 9 7 Clichy, Gaël Sagna, Bacary L R LWB RB 3 4 4 3 83 83 90 83 72 85 83 85 77 79 81 79 83 83 63 65 82 78 33 43 37 46 71 77 71 72 78 73 42 56 80 41 86 46 80 82 78 82 81 81 51 68 86 85 90 84 92 89 81 82 68 83 83 80 70 72 58 55 4 8 8 6 7 2 7 7 7 3 Manchester United Nasri, Samir R CAM 5 4 83 83 58 87 79 87 82 82 86 78 80 64 63 82 79 46 81 79 81 87 79 62 80 75 56 61 70 88 78 9 8 7 7 6 Rosický, Tomáš Eduardo R L CAM ST 5 5 4 4 82 82 79 86 49 51 86 80 77 77 90 86 80 71 88 75 84 84 71 90 81 68 47 74 50 79 71 51 84 75 21 78 13 84 80 85 73 87 90 72 79 81 33 23 76 85 68 68 39 29 50 70 79 60 94 75 81 78 9 6 7 8 7 8 9 8 7 7 Portsmouth Almunia, Manuel R GK 1 3 81 40 67 53 62 15 16 11 10 12 8 12 75 16 14 9 16 45 74 20 25 18 52 63 19 83 52 25 10 86 81 77 73 86 Walcott, Theo R RW 5 3 81 94 62 86 73 77 81 73 85 77 52 53 48 55 67 21 61 72 81 71 74 23 96 81 18 70 68 76 76 9 7 8 8 9 Vermaelen, Thomas L CB 2 3 79 72 79 63 74 67 62 53 57 46 50 82 84 71 53 81 56 78 81 73 64 80 74 74 82 77 74 64 51 5 11 8 12 10 Stoke City Song, Alexandre R CDM 2 3 79 75 84 63 84 74 54 47 68 44 31 77 74 68 42 78 27 79 85 78 62 81 74 85 83 84 70 76 51 5 2 5 12 7 Eboué, Emmanuel R RM 4 3 78 85 86 71 85 80 84 51 82 55 30 75 78 61 56 72 49 75 83 74 84 83 86 87 80 88 70 69 61 8 5 8 9 7 Djourou, Johan R CB 2 3 78 69 77 57 81 66 47 52 45 34 38 82 84 67 32 78 28 69 64 70 41 80 76 78 81 81 63 65 43 5 5 8 5 6 Sunderland Diaby, Abou R CM 3 2 78 78 81 70 84 80 65 58 81 78 34 71 85 73 63 70 43 82 83 80 83 70 82 83 72 86 70 73 67 3 7 3 6 5 Bendtner, Nicklas R ST 3 3 78 72 67 73 73 77 67 67 74 83 31 89 89 54 64 21 76 78 79 72 78 21 75 76 22 79 68 70 75 7 9 7 7 6 Denilson R CM 3 3 78 76 47 72 69 80 70 77 71 58 76 52 59 85 74 59 57 68 79 89 71 73 74 87 75 64 65 84 68 9 7 4 5 6 Tottenham Hotspur Silvestre, Mikael L CB 2 2 76 79 82 59 77 70 68 66 55 31 44 82 84 71 43 70 42 70 73 67 43 81 80 77 77 78 69 64 57 5 10 6 6 6 Senderos, Philippe R CB 2 2 76 67 78 46 79 51 24 21 26 21 19 85 81 50 25 75 17 61 74 45 39 80 69 76 82 85 64 41 29 7 6 9 2 6 Vela, Carlos Fabiański, Łukasz L R ST GK 3 1 3 2 76 75 84 59 51 63 82 67 57 52 82 21 74 13 58 17 80 9 76 9 67 11 70 9 71 74 64 13 76 19 12 56 9 27 70 59 70 73 73 19 73 13 14 8 84 47 76 41 12 7 64 79 66 48 70 57 72 16 6 80 4 73 8 66 8 69 5 83 West Ham United Gibbs, Kieran L LWB 1 1 75 81 62 70 60 76 77 63 73 64 51 67 49 74 68 73 61 73 74 76 75 74 82 72 76 71 66 68 51 7 7 7 5 9 Ramsey, Aaron R CM 3 3 74 79 64 76 68 78 70 64 74 61 66 59 61 75 76 46 65 73 73 80 77 61 78 80 53 66 70 77 71 8 6 7 4 1 Traoré, Armand L LWB 3 2 73 89 63 78 66 75 81 53 80 44 31 59 59 56 31 71 28 61 68 67 65 78 90 73 72 59 65 69 42 7 9 9 8 4 Wigan Athletic Wilshere, Jack L CAM 4 3 73 80 33 83 72 75 75 70 83 72 64 52 46 68 76 35 53 64 64 76 78 22 78 74 23 60 46 70 75 4 3 8 8 5 Mérida, Fran L CAM 3 2 72 74 41 76 59 79 75 76 78 58 83 33 52 75 77 29 59 65 66 77 76 30 71 65 34 52 52 77 57 2 2 7 5 8 Randall, Mark R CM 3 3 71 73 52 75 54 76 62 70 72 65 74 54 58 75 74 38 55 69 62 76 69 31 74 78 35 57 72 80 57 6 8 6 3 8 Wolverhampton Hoyte, Gavin R CB 2 2 67 87 74 38 51 54 59 38 47 25 25 56 62 39 29 70 32 50 50 49 50 71 88 73 69 74 49 40 34 4 5 8 4 4 Barazite, Nacer R CAM 3 3 66 70 48 71 46 74 53 61 73 70 61 32 38 59 68 23 63 42 67 69 72 21 72 70 23 47 61 71 60 6 2 6 7 8 Wanderers Watt, Sanchez R RW 1 3 66 73 50 73 17 68 69 44 70 62 46 44 23 54 47 17 44 51 70 69 47 28 62 51 31 51 36 56 62 9 1 3 8 2 Mannone, Vito R GK 1 2 64 50 28 23 70 13 14 11 11 15 14 11 75 17 11 9 21 36 72 18 21 37 60 46 35 64 58 34 14 68 59 52 57 70 Cruise, Thomas L CB 1 3 63 56 52 49 44 52 60 38 11 41 36 72 74 29 56 63 27 63 62 44 68 62 52 65 68 73 65 39 43 4 8 4 6 3 Gilbert, Kerrea R RB 2 3 62 76 74 61 64 72 41 21 61 35 36 54 63 54 54 63 23 41 68 61 61 56 85 78 61 68 38 59 62 6 13 6 11 12 Szczęsny, Wojciech R GK 1 3 61 50 11 74 56 56 54 45 33 32 13 15 65 59 32 23 22 55 76 60 66 63 40 54 56 62 56 11 45 68 50 56 51 72   Emmanuel-Thomas, Jay L CDM 1 2 60 72 66 34 57 59 46 37 62 31 32 72 71 54 44 58 27 51 63 63 44 68 73 52 62 66 44 42 43 9 2 4 9 2 Murphy, Rhys R ST 1 3 60 80 28 61 36 68 45 43 60 72 49 52 36 32 42 7 46 44 58 45 48 9 75 54 12 31 31 50 55 7 4 6 6 4 Ayling, Luke R CB 1 4 60 58 58 54 54 43 30 29 34 17 35 68 72 29 24 56 37 53 64 47 27 68 61 56 57 61 49 36 14 5 8 2 4 8 Sunu, Gilles R CF 1 2 60 78 39 66 46 64 43 43 66 62 46 49 39 28 50 10 47 44 54 49 56 14 71 61 19 45 32 49 49 5 7 5 7 5 Coquelin, Francis R CDM 1 3 60 63 56 51 53 65 31 31 62 27 33 45 49 56 49 73 26 53 50 62 66 52 72 70 65 60 51 39 37 6 8 2 7 8 Frimpong, Emmanuel R CDM 1 3 59 68 77 64 55 58 48 31 32 36 72 48 56 45 68 54 27 58 60 57 76 58 70 75 64 67 52 36 39 3 6 1 6 2 Freeman, Luke R ST 1 3 58 77 29 62 34 66 47 51 64 68 56 32 39 34 45 21 61 38 45 51 60 31 80 44 20 37 26 55 62 7 5 5 11 13 Evina, Cedric L LWB 1 3 58 84 64 66 62 62 57 53 30 39 51 29 67 54 36 58 46 49 66 63 68 55 78 61 59 53 52 51 30 9 2 5 1 3 Shea, James R GK 1 2 57 16 15 13 22 14 9 6 5 1 4 15 31 6 21 31 4 9 11 6 33 21 18 11 23 12 6 7 21 58 61 64 52 67 Bartley, Kyle R CB 1 3 56 59 53 54 43 36 37 32 11 21 33 64 64 26 17 50 26 41 60 47 23 62 59 53 54 68 46 28 11 6 5 1 8 6 Eastmond, Craig R RB 1 2 55 62 41 45 52 46 58 26 11 22 34 54 54 47 24 60 28 48 52 45 16 67 57 43 64 56 41 32 24 9 3 1 3 1 Henderson, Conor L LM 1 3 54 59 42 69 54 48 67 47 42 51 49 46 47 68 43 38 44 26 60 66 48 27 62 46 38 50 27 37 48 7 8 6 2 6 ASTON VILLA Star Rating: Formation: 4-4-2 Attack: 81 Midfield: 79 Defence: 76 WEAK FOOT STARS SKILL MOVE STARS PREF. POSITION ACCELERATION BALL CONTROL HEADING ACC. SPRINT SPEED GK HANDLING SLIDE TACKLE TACT. AWARE GK REFLEXES SHOT POWER SLIDETACKLE POSITIONING AGGRESSION LONG SHOTS SHORT PASS REACTIONS GK KICKING LONG PASS PENALTIES STRENGTH DRIBBLING CROSSING GK DIVING FINISHING MARKING STAMINA BALANCE JUMPING OVERALL VOLLEYS AGILITY GK POS. FK ACC. VISION CURVE FOOT Young, Ashley R LW 5 3 84 93 41 85 64 85 89 83 88 78 84 40 47 71 78 20 57 70 79 74 80 44 92 77 30 45 66 78 76 14 6 10 14 14 Carew, John R ST 4 3 83 86 84 73 92 82 61 74 80 81 60 92 91 41 69 22 70 87 79 75 87 16 85 70 30 92 76 74 81 5 3 11 6 8 Friedel, Brad R GK 1 3 82 32 63 52 60 22 17 18 17 18 19 18 50 22 19 10 23 64 69 24 22 11 53 65 11 74 65 63 10 82 88 82 86 81 Agbonlahor, Gabriel R ST 5 4 82 95 63 81 84 78 73 61 80 83 50 78 70 52 73 34 65 77 84 72 79 44 94 82 27 79 74 73 82 9 14 8 13 14 Petrov, Stiliyan R CM 4 4 81 73 78 83 73 82 70 43 76 60 70 68 67 83 85 74 53 83 76 87 86 65 74 80 77 75 70 84 74 13 7 5 9 15 Milner, James R RW 5 4 81 86 69 82 72 79 84 76 84 70 79 68 62 74 82 30 40 71 71 82 83 30 84 86 45 74 77 78 76 10 5 5 12 8 Downing, Stewart L LW 4 3 80 82 38 80 79 81 87 81 84 72 86 69 58 74 74 37 78 79 74 79 75 36 80 77 38 50 69 79 80 10 5 9 8 10 Heskey, Emile R ST 3 4 78 69 83 59 72 79 67 68 70 77 38 91 91 57 59 20 56 86 71 73 90 22 81 82 25 95 72 74 76 9 8 7 9 8 Young, Luke R RB 2 3 78 78 80 61 78 70 75 43 63 40 18 70 73 77 74 78 22 80 76 78 77 81 77 82 82 74 71 57 65 9 5 12 6 9 Warnock, Stephen L LB 2 3 78 73 79 55 69 71 79 34 55 42 19 70 70 64 54 77 39 78 81 73 61 82 82 89 79 73 70 67 34 9 10 8 11 11 Sidwell, Steve R CM 3 3 78 74 83 72 75 77 69 69 67 70 43 68 61 78 81 74 44 83 68 84 83 77 76 88 76 74 60 79 65 8 9 9 3 6 Cuéllar, Carlos R CB 2 3 78 70 84 71 76 65 60 61 51 22 26 87 85 54 21 76 23 77 70 64 43 76 73 72 77 88 74 59 44 7 6 8 8 7 Davies, Curtis R CB 2 3 78 77 74 68 76 64 26 43 25 29 14 80 82 60 25 78 23 80 75 66 48 78 77 77 82 81 75 55 32 14 11 11 10 14 Guzan, Bradley L GK 1 3 77 51 48 41 66 26 8 14 13 13 10 11 72 23 9 9 22 32 69 25 23 8 47 54 9 63 41 52 9 82 73 75 71 84 Bouma, Wilfred L LB 2 3 76 80 85 60 68 65 69 70 41 45 53 78 73 68 68 72 73 81 66 69 75 82 81 73 80 85 71 60 65 11 12 13 8 11 Collins, James R CB 2 3 75 61 77 49 59 57 38 29 56 48 71 74 88 53 39 76 48 68 72 60 75 71 65 74 77 85 73 58 24 13 6 10 13 10 Reo-Coker, Nigel R CM 2 3 75 82 90 72 78 77 65 61 74 62 66 66 72 70 68 72 60 80 81 75 76 81 83 88 82 81 70 68 66 11 14 10 12 12 Beye, Habib R RB 2 4 74 67 74 68 77 70 74 41 58 31 42 76 73 64 36 76 53 70 70 59 55 78 71 73 80 77 69 69 53 4 4 11 2 3 Shorey, Nicky L LB 2 3 74 66 65 61 84 68 81 53 60 38 55 69 74 67 45 76 60 75 73 75 66 75 66 84 76 70 78 67 47 13 12 7 6 14 Delfouneso, Nathan R ST 3 4 74 89 39 81 67 82 38 42 82 73 44 70 70 38 70 19 41 64 60 62 73 11 88 68 20 71 47 42 67 1 5 7 5 8 Delph, Fabian L CM 2 4 73 79 75 76 68 78 62 76 75 66 59 56 54 75 81 56 31 70 69 76 79 65 77 77 62 68 65 76 70 11 12 12 14 13 Gardner, Craig R CM 2 3 72 69 79 58 69 75 72 57 58 53 77 67 59 74 83 68 58 72 78 77 87 65 66 87 70 65 66 70 76 1 1 1 7 3 Harewood, Marlon R ST 3 3 71 81 78 62 82 61 58 54 70 62 64 73 71 25 68 14 72 59 64 58 84 25 85 65 31 87 51 53 68 5 12 5 7 10 Clark, Ciaran R CB 1 3 70 64 72 31 62 58 50 27 24 21 35 66 74 56 43 76 38 67 52 60 52 70 72 70 74 71 70 48 21 6 1 9 5 3 Albrighton, Marc R RM 4 2 69 77 36 59 58 75 75 66 76 39 31 30 43 54 65 17 27 59 47 65 71 23 79 68 21 53 58 72 66 5 4 8 3 1 Bannan, Barry L LM 1 3 69 75 52 69 61 72 76 37 66 42 41 23 53 69 69 41 65 38 47 75 75 26 76 72 33 52 54 69 59 9 7 14 9 10 Salifou, Moustapha R CAM 3 3 66 81 61 77 66 74 55 49 74 51 33 54 61 60 69 30 43 66 62 69 68 21 73 72 39 67 53 61 65 14 11 5 5 10 Osbourne, Isaiah R CM 3 3 65 74 68 76 68 69 58 44 61 52 47 62 69 62 53 59 46 68 64 72 54 56 67 56 61 73 64 62 47 9 11 16 4 8 O'Halloran, Stephen L CB 2 3 64 65 58 45 57 57 36 39 40 29 33 59 64 47 44 69 45 63 42 55 41 65 70 55 72 69 62 50 39 2 4 9 3 2 Baker, Nathan R CB 2 3 63 54 78 51 51 53 29 31 13 11 32 42 62 34 24 67 32 64 50 30 60 67 68 59 74 64 64 32 18 6 6 7 7 8 Lowry, Shane L CB 1 2 61 58 61 32 31 37 35 35 19 18 32 58 67 56 22 63 62 45 31 41 14 69 62 54 69 72 27 33 12 8 3 3 2 3 Bevan, David R GK 1 2 61 43 38 48 47 26 12 20 11 10 15 29 54 28 12 14 19 40 51 29 14 32 48 47 24 50 36 32 10 63 60 49 67 59 Collins, James R ST 1 3 61 62 76 61 70 56 34 62 59 65 57 62 74 26 56 5 63 46 65 27 61 8 61 76 9 76 45 49 68 9 5 13 6 10 Herd, Chris R CM 2 2 60 76 34 65 58 69 51 40 52 39 38 39 42 65 61 50 38 47 64 66 69 43 72 65 52 52 48 67 61 9 8 10 9 9 Forrester, Harry R CM 3 3 59 70 56 55 73 67 56 48 64 51 63 50 41 58 55 35 44 58 55 67 69 26 76 70 29 45 57 55 57 3 9 9 9 8 Marshall, Andy R GK 1 3 58 52 46 69 55 24 25 23 33 33 7 27 46 28 17 32 34 25 58 35 24 38 55 65 33 74 58 55 12 60 57 54 58 61 Lichaj, Eric R RB 1 3 58 50 54 33 49 28 56 38 32 32 30 48 63 47 31 67 31 56 56 55 37 66 63 54 69 65 54 47 34 2 8 7 1 5 Weimann, Andreas R CF 1 3 58 57 31 66 31 50 40 52 64 60 49 64 36 44 64 18 44 50 61 42 62 32 64 31 27 38 53 49 61 6 11 5 11 8 Hofbauer, Dominik R CM 1 3 57 66 61 53 40 63 66 50 62 46 43 49 53 61 52 34 45 41 53 66 67 29 70 71 38 51 35 45 53 9 1 1 9 4 Parish, Elliot R GK 1 2 56 55 24 29 33 15 6 11 8 9 7 6 57 32 15 4 12 23 43 24 32 2 40 18 11 32 18 17 9 65 54 45 45 62 McGurk, Adam R ST 1 3 56 61 39 46 33 56 41 47 48 64 44 52 39 51 58 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  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements English Premier League France Ligue 1 Germany Bundesliga Italy Serie A Primera División Mex Spain Liga BBVA Major League Soccer International Teams Arsenal Aston Villa Birmingham City Blackburn Rovers BIRMINGHAM CITY Star Rating: Formation: 4-4-2 Attack: 74 Midfield: 74 Defence: 71 Bolton Wanderers WEAK FOOT STARS SKILL MOVE STARS PREF. POSITION ACCELERATION BALL CONTROL HEADING ACC. SPRINT SPEED GK HANDLING SLIDE TACKLE TACT. AWARE SHOT POWER SLIDETACKLE POSITIONING AGGRESSION GK REFLEXES Burnley LONG SHOTS SHORT PASS REACTIONS GK KICKING LONG PASS PENALTIES STRENGTH DRIBBLING CROSSING GK DIVING FINISHING MARKING STAMINA BALANCE JUMPING OVERALL VOLLEYS AGILITY GK POS. FK ACC. VISION CURVE Chelsea Ferguson, Barry FOOT R CM 3 2 78 75 80 70 73 83 83 68 71 69 73 56 65 82 82 60 72 87 77 83 81 62 67 86 69 68 84 83 72 17 16 22 18 24 Everton Hart, Joe R GK 1 3 77 50 52 61 69 20 9 17 11 9 8 10 75 26 9 9 13 63 74 23 25 8 40 66 9 55 39 45 10 78 77 76 70 83 Benítez, Christian R CF 4 4 77 89 63 85 72 75 62 65 76 85 64 72 75 52 61 15 65 67 75 68 75 18 88 74 19 64 52 50 71 7 6 5 7 6 Fulham McFadden, James L CF 4 3 76 78 84 79 76 80 76 59 81 67 69 56 66 59 83 24 75 67 71 73 87 31 75 76 32 74 59 71 84 13 5 5 6 9 Bowyer, Lee R CM 3 3 75 71 94 70 78 75 77 67 79 60 42 65 58 70 75 58 50 86 70 75 80 78 66 87 82 52 83 76 61 4 3 8 9 8 Larsson, Sebastian R RM 3 3 75 70 67 73 67 78 84 81 75 69 85 60 68 71 78 41 61 67 64 73 71 42 76 79 53 73 60 79 54 9 9 3 6 5 Hull City Jerome, Cameron R ST 3 3 75 87 72 74 77 70 63 64 71 74 68 78 85 35 51 14 74 77 73 60 77 34 91 67 10 84 50 55 78 13 8 11 7 10 Phillips, Kevin R ST 3 3 74 65 58 71 76 76 60 64 61 86 59 80 67 51 77 15 84 77 74 60 76 23 68 73 20 60 70 68 74 7 8 6 8 12 Liverpool Tainio, Teemu R CM 4 3 74 73 76 72 75 78 65 62 61 59 78 60 68 75 51 66 60 80 76 82 63 60 70 80 71 68 84 82 75 12 10 13 14 8 Carsley, Lee R CDM 2 3 73 67 88 55 75 72 63 63 61 60 44 70 67 70 65 68 45 77 71 72 79 70 67 69 72 84 78 74 68 14 11 5 5 13 Ridgewell, Liam L CB 2 3 73 68 82 55 71 55 38 34 27 40 30 82 84 60 41 69 52 73 72 53 53 72 69 75 75 79 75 61 48 11 5 6 13 6 Manchester City Carr, Stephen R RB 1 3 72 68 81 70 65 73 76 73 70 33 42 62 71 59 75 67 51 78 75 64 71 75 78 74 70 67 71 59 41 14 7 14 11 12 O'Connor, Garry R ST 3 3 72 68 85 68 75 73 54 35 68 77 40 82 83 40 65 40 80 65 64 61 78 27 73 75 24 79 61 59 68 11 11 12 12 11 Manchester United Taylor, Maik R GK 1 3 72 54 72 58 62 24 13 19 11 11 10 12 55 26 11 9 22 65 76 27 24 8 53 72 9 72 63 55 24 63 78 70 80 71 Johnson, Roger R CB 2 3 72 65 57 66 74 57 32 28 33 21 45 81 80 56 22 75 18 71 68 67 47 68 70 75 76 81 69 64 19 12 5 5 9 11 McShe rey, Gary L LW 5 3 71 82 55 79 67 66 74 63 76 67 78 54 57 49 60 26 68 61 66 64 70 14 80 76 27 59 59 61 68 11 10 7 9 5 Portsmouth Espinoza, Giovanny R CB 2 3 71 71 77 62 64 57 22 53 57 43 59 74 71 42 58 73 31 70 64 59 72 71 72 73 71 76 68 68 49 12 14 12 9 5 Bent, Marcus R ST 3 2 70 70 80 62 83 66 67 56 61 70 36 83 82 47 59 21 56 70 68 59 76 16 74 69 22 86 71 65 71 10 12 11 5 10 Stoke City Fahey, Keith R CM 3 3 70 68 56 72 69 76 71 43 63 67 75 61 65 75 75 41 65 68 54 77 77 35 67 77 38 74 73 78 59 10 6 11 13 6 Taylor, Martin R CB 2 3 69 57 80 37 62 42 39 41 32 15 18 80 86 46 22 65 18 65 58 50 47 63 60 68 70 85 67 45 27 12 9 9 6 13 Johnson, Damien R CM 3 3 69 72 55 70 66 74 71 73 69 52 63 51 50 65 65 59 51 71 65 75 74 48 70 80 53 59 80 75 80 6 6 13 8 6 Sunderland Dann, Scott R CB 2 3 69 69 65 45 54 44 27 29 30 43 28 72 73 49 26 73 29 67 66 46 31 69 67 60 74 72 61 41 33 14 14 8 14 5 Murphy, David L LB 2 3 68 77 60 42 64 69 68 43 52 40 41 69 68 64 50 64 34 66 58 69 42 69 80 78 73 70 61 61 42 17 20 17 17 16 Tottenham Hotspur Parnaby, Stuart R RB 2 3 66 69 74 52 65 63 60 32 44 35 27 70 74 50 51 61 48 61 67 61 65 70 76 70 65 69 64 59 64 8 7 9 14 9 Queudrue, Franck L LB 2 2 65 66 88 60 72 65 74 72 60 54 81 74 71 63 68 58 69 62 63 59 81 60 69 66 62 67 71 60 70 11 7 11 6 13 Doyle, Colin R GK 1 3 65 32 57 54 57 25 14 12 22 14 22 27 51 23 21 20 23 55 51 23 23 22 37 64 23 58 54 52 13 70 65 61 60 71 West Ham United Vignal, Grégory L LB 2 2 64 57 77 60 68 62 67 52 58 27 62 67 71 52 59 64 51 53 47 63 71 65 67 69 69 73 61 60 48 6 5 5 7 8 O'Shea, James R RW 3 3 62 76 37 63 52 71 60 46 60 64 37 47 45 47 52 18 46 47 55 52 69 17 72 48 16 62 44 59 59 3 2 5 7 8 Wigan Athletic Krysiak, Artur Mutch, Jordon R R GK CM 1 2 3 2 60 54 50 62 37 30 46 59 31 29 23 57 11 42 19 36 10 49 11 38 15 39 18 39 44 37 26 50 17 42 12 40 15 35 44 39 38 67 28 64 24 43 23 48 40 70 47 65 18 61 49 36 32 43 34 55 11 41 66 2 54 7 49 6 58 8 66 5 Wilson, Jared R RB 1 4 53 68 64 63 62 27 54 35 54 52 32 49 61 55 47 57 38 26 58 56 48 55 66 65 58 69 26 37 48 4 3 2 5 4 Wolverhampton McPike, Mitchell R CM 1 3 53 56 66 59 66 48 52 44 52 48 39 48 63 51 53 46 27 44 68 48 46 47 68 59 50 67 47 54 48 6 5 5 3 4 Wanderers Sammons, Ashley R CM 1 3 47 68 51 59 41 44 52 39 54 49 34 51 42 53 50 31 29 33 68 41 54 43 64 66 35 50 31 27 50 6 6 3 3 5 Ferguson, Barry R CM 3 2 78 75 80 70 73 83 83 68 71 69 73 56 65 82 82 60 72 87 77 83 81 62 67 86 69 68 84 83 72 17 16 22 18 24 Hart, Joe R GK 1 3 77 50 52 61 69 20 9 17 11 9 8 10 75 26 9 9 13 63 74 23 25 8 40 66 9 55 39 45 10 78 77 76 70 83 Benítez, Christian R CF 4 4 77 89 63 85 72 75 62 65 76 85 64 72 75 52 61 15 65 67 75 68 75 18 88 74 19 64 52 50 71 7 6 5 7 6 McFadden, James L CF 4 3 76 78 84 79 76 80 76 59 81 67 69 56 66 59 83 24 75 67 71 73 87 31 75 76 32 74 59 71 84 13 5 5 6 9 Bowyer, Lee R CM 3 3 75 71 94 70 78 75 77 67 79 60 42 65 58 70 75 58 50 86 70 75 80 78 66 87 82 52 83 76 61 4 3 8 9 8   Larsson, Sebastian R RM 3 3 75 70 67 73 67 78 84 81 75 69 85 60 68 71 78 41 61 67 64 73 71 42 76 79 53 73 60 79 54 9 9 3 6 5 Jerome, Cameron R ST 3 3 75 87 72 74 77 70 63 64 71 74 68 78 85 35 51 14 74 77 73 60 77 34 91 67 10 84 50 55 78 13 8 11 7 10 Phillips, Kevin R ST 3 3 74 65 58 71 76 76 60 64 61 86 59 80 67 51 77 15 84 77 74 60 76 23 68 73 20 60 70 68 74 7 8 6 8 12 Tainio, Teemu R CM 4 3 74 73 76 72 75 78 65 62 61 59 78 60 68 75 51 66 60 80 76 82 63 60 70 80 71 68 84 82 75 12 10 13 14 8 BLACKBURN ROVERS Star Rating: Formation: 4-4-2 Attack: 74 Midfield: 74 Defence: 75 WEAK FOOT STARS SKILL MOVE STARS PREF. POSITION ACCELERATION BALL CONTROL HEADING ACC. SPRINT SPEED GK HANDLING SLIDE TACKLE TACT. AWARE SHOT POWER SLIDETACKLE POSITIONING AGGRESSION GK REFLEXES LONG SHOTS SHORT PASS REACTIONS GK KICKING LONG PASS PENALTIES STRENGTH DRIBBLING CROSSING GK DIVING FINISHING MARKING STAMINA BALANCE JUMPING OVERALL VOLLEYS AGILITY GK POS. FK ACC. VISION CURVE FOOT Nelsen, Ryan R CB 2 3 78 62 84 59 76 61 35 31 34 32 33 80 80 66 28 80 35 74 68 62 51 76 65 75 80 88 81 58 38 11 11 11 9 11 Pedersen, Morten Gamst L LM 5 4 78 78 54 82 71 80 88 87 77 78 88 67 68 75 89 45 80 76 68 76 83 32 77 70 48 72 74 81 75 10 6 12 7 10 Diouf, El-Hadji R RF 5 4 77 87 88 83 78 80 77 82 86 76 80 59 64 53 71 40 74 65 72 64 79 23 84 66 31 71 59 70 82 11 9 12 13 13 Robinson, Paul R GK 1 2 77 53 54 40 63 20 19 18 17 18 19 18 70 24 19 10 26 46 78 23 25 19 55 40 18 71 72 50 19 85 70 81 69 83 Emerton, Brett R RM 3 2 76 80 79 67 71 71 82 67 73 62 60 72 81 73 74 70 59 72 75 72 68 73 79 86 77 85 68 79 49 7 9 9 10 14 Samba, Christopher R CB 2 2 76 64 88 41 70 55 31 22 38 57 20 86 86 51 26 72 38 70 69 49 69 73 70 71 78 90 66 56 56 5 7 6 6 6 Dunn, David R CM 3 3 76 67 71 71 69 79 56 76 74 67 73 64 70 74 78 53 85 77 75 78 80 59 72 82 66 78 79 80 50 11 12 8 13 9 McCarthy, Benni R ST 3 4 76 75 55 70 78 80 63 70 76 77 70 74 74 58 68 29 84 74 72 69 86 25 73 65 28 74 67 75 82 9 6 12 8 9 Reid, Steven R CM 3 3 75 74 77 70 72 78 84 67 61 60 76 70 79 79 83 49 63 76 69 73 89 72 78 87 70 76 74 76 60 14 5 10 10 6 Givet, Gaël L CB 2 4 75 63 75 59 77 69 26 31 42 24 24 76 80 74 31 78 56 72 64 73 47 75 63 72 76 76 51 60 24 15 8 11 9 8 Chimbonda, Pascal R RB 3 4 75 80 75 72 78 73 73 60 77 39 42 85 88 61 61 66 36 68 71 70 52 81 84 80 77 83 70 62 50 5 12 9 5 14 Kalinić, Nikola R ST 3 3 75 77 44 70 68 76 59 68 77 80 61 74 66 54 71 11 61 72 74 70 75 25 81 66 26 64 62 64 66 1 1 1 1 1 Roberts, Jason R ST 3 3 74 81 81 69 70 69 28 68 70 78 46 74 74 27 67 33 74 68 80 48 75 32 82 77 33 92 68 70 65 8 6 12 10 8 Salgado, Míchel R RB 2 3 73 66 85 64 78 73 62 61 60 31 52 69 78 66 55 76 50 81 61 71 68 73 69 69 77 79 80 73 36 8 11 8 13 7 Jacobsen, Lars R RB 2 4 73 72 69 73 76 68 70 39 62 44 40 59 76 64 61 76 81 85 72 67 72 73 75 77 75 75 76 72 58 10 8 14 11 13 Grella, Vincenzo L CM 3 3 72 72 80 64 68 76 71 41 67 58 51 62 70 72 53 72 63 70 69 81 74 75 74 78 76 77 71 67 73 7 15 8 13 12 di Santo, Franco R ST 3 3 72 75 75 72 76 70 33 60 64 75 48 78 80 51 73 15 66 73 65 64 77 22 77 69 24 66 51 64 70 7 6 3 1 1 Andrews, Keith R CDM 2 3 71 65 83 59 63 71 67 53 58 60 59 63 70 70 70 72 59 72 62 74 75 63 70 79 69 78 78 65 58 11 9 14 9 9 Khizanishvili, Zurab R CB 2 3 70 64 71 58 55 61 48 29 36 43 37 79 74 51 46 70 45 66 62 59 50 71 61 74 74 67 74 63 59 14 9 9 7 11 N'Zonzi, Steven R CDM 2 3 70 65 72 60 75 69 36 43 49 39 41 65 76 68 48 76 53 63 67 75 73 73 73 75 75 77 68 51 49 6 2 4 1 6 van Heerden, Elrio R RM 5 5 69 78 23 81 58 75 60 52 78 64 60 22 70 61 63 17 60 54 71 68 62 22 75 61 24 38 61 74 61 11 14 12 6 7 Olsson, Martin L LB 2 2 69 68 65 66 56 68 75 30 58 48 28 60 62 51 51 76 28 62 57 59 73 70 77 73 75 67 74 49 46 4 1 2 4 9 Hoilett, David R LF 2 4 69 87 60 72 59 74 64 61 74 64 64 62 64 47 61 11 55 60 64 66 61 19 84 65 18 59 62 63 65 9 6 4 9 1 Rigters, Maceo R ST 3 3 68 79 50 66 72 69 53 52 61 69 31 79 78 44 42 23 73 55 60 67 72 32 76 67 21 74 49 63 66 11 10 10 15 11 Doran, Aaron R RM 1 3 65 71 59 68 58 68 69 43 67 69 41 45 56 54 67 22 64 50 51 63 74 21 77 69 21 68 44 67 63 8 8 3 6 9 Gunning, Gavin L CB 1 3 63 63 69 69 65 50 45 49 26 38 41 33 58 41 37 68 43 62 61 54 28 67 56 58 72 72 69 60 32 2 8 1 1 7 Haworth, Andrew R RW 1 4 61 72 35 77 42 65 52 61 53 50 58 41 37 48 58 4 60 52 77 53 66 9 78 34 12 47 44 63 49 9 5 9 3 6 Brown, Jason R GK 1 3 60 20 62 47 38 28 18 21 26 15 16 20 49 20 16 22 20 57 48 25 22 26 39 46 21 52 50 39 20 66 60 55 58 61 Blackman, Nick R CF 2 2 60 70 38 63 50 59 55 52 50 56 53 52 31 55 50 31 49 45 60 66 76 25 72 60 29 55 30 30 66 6 2 2 10 8 Santa Cruz, Julio R ST 2 3 59 65 38 54 31 57 35 41 49 55 41 68 34 31 53 8 41 27 67 30 73 11 59 29 10 68 28 30 50 5 7 9 3 3 Jones, Phil R RB 1 3 58 61 68 47 53 60 62 37 44 23 34 63 60 51 41 55 27 44 50 63 66 52 69 61 56 64 58 35 31 9 8 3 1 7 Marrow, Alex R CM 1 3 57 72 49 51 51 65 64 51 45 61 44 57 55 64 54 49 53 57 47 65 73 51 67 63 48 53 41 47 47 6 3 5 1 7 Marshall, Marcus R ST 1 2 52 63 34 48 28 49 29 42 53 59 53 48 35 30 48 5 45 31 54 42 42 10 62 38 10 38 26 34 50 8 7 7 2 2 Fielding, Frank R GK 1 3 51 50 32 42 38 14 12 11 11 10 14 23 44 30 12 16 12 35 43 31 18 20 40 39 14 37 31 32 9 56 46 43 47 57 Kean, Jake R GK 1 2 51 35 23 13 25 15 6 19 5 8 8 9 35 22 10 17 8 26 20 29 65 14 40 23 23 46 26 19 7 61 44 53 41 59 0 10 P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE | w w w.primagames.com
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements English Premier League France Ligue 1 Germany Bundesliga Italy Serie A Primera División Mex NOT Spain Liga BBVA Major League Soccer International Teams Arsenal Aston Villa Birmingham City BOLTON WANDERERS Star Rating: Formation: 4-4-2 Attack: 75 Midfield: 72 Defence: 73 Blackburn Rovers Bolton Wanderers WEAK FOOT STARS SKILL MOVE STARS PREF. POSITION ACCELERATION BALL CONTROL HEADING ACC. SPRINT SPEED GK HANDLING SLIDE TACKLE TACT. AWARE SHOT POWER SLIDETACKLE POSITIONING AGGRESSION GK REFLEXES Burnley LONG SHOTS SHORT PASS REACTIONS GK KICKING LONG PASS PENALTIES STRENGTH DRIBBLING CROSSING GK DIVING FINISHING MARKING STAMINA BALANCE JUMPING OVERALL VOLLEYS AGILITY GK POS. FK ACC. VISION CURVE Chelsea FOOT Jääskeläinen, Jussi R GK 1 2 80 50 44 45 56 23 12 12 9 18 15 10 67 23 11 11 26 58 44 25 26 11 52 68 12 72 75 70 11 83 81 78 79 86 Cahill, Gary R CB 2 3 78 70 78 58 70 61 28 56 52 26 27 80 74 53 59 81 37 72 78 66 60 84 75 85 83 76 65 65 66 13 14 14 11 7 Everton Elmander, Johan R ST 5 4 77 81 71 77 81 74 67 69 76 75 67 76 79 49 71 19 52 78 85 75 83 22 80 73 28 78 73 77 76 5 7 6 8 6 Davies, Kevin R ST 3 3 77 69 92 59 85 76 57 54 69 80 63 91 89 49 65 41 77 80 74 75 79 53 70 85 50 92 75 75 77 6 11 12 5 9 Fulham Taylor, Matthew L LM 3 4 77 74 75 75 69 79 83 88 74 77 86 70 75 77 89 68 84 72 69 75 90 79 73 80 75 68 73 78 79 6 5 8 8 10 Muamba, Fabrice R CDM 2 3 77 78 83 59 85 69 46 42 58 41 37 67 73 76 54 73 34 77 82 74 59 77 77 87 82 87 77 67 45 13 12 7 14 11 Knight, Zat R CB 2 1 76 70 77 51 70 51 29 38 46 31 21 91 88 74 44 70 23 69 63 77 55 75 72 72 78 85 63 56 40 12 7 8 11 9 Hull City Gardner, Ricardo L LW 3 3 75 80 67 72 74 77 72 68 77 60 36 62 66 71 67 60 50 83 65 76 77 60 84 80 59 70 82 74 74 14 10 13 5 9 Davis, Sean R CDM 2 3 75 71 78 70 75 78 57 49 61 58 69 60 73 70 70 78 36 77 71 75 69 77 69 88 77 75 72 74 49 10 13 11 9 14 Liverpool Steinsson, Grétar Rafn R RB 2 3 75 66 86 55 70 65 72 63 60 33 55 73 68 74 56 77 52 79 75 62 57 82 64 77 76 72 85 78 59 12 14 10 18 10 Mustapha, Riga R RW 3 4 74 82 59 75 66 74 74 68 73 71 68 48 60 45 76 18 66 70 75 72 71 18 85 77 21 58 77 75 72 1 2 3 5 6 McCann, Gavin R CM 3 3 72 67 86 69 74 70 51 63 68 37 23 72 77 67 43 70 78 77 70 81 57 78 70 79 76 78 73 76 42 12 13 9 14 13 Manchester City Shittu, Dan R CB 2 2 72 70 82 60 62 57 35 23 47 35 11 83 81 49 17 65 35 59 69 40 36 67 70 79 73 88 62 50 40 14 9 5 11 11 Hunt, Nicky R RB 2 3 72 72 74 58 70 68 70 71 55 42 26 73 74 48 40 72 62 70 70 66 46 73 68 80 76 79 73 72 24 6 6 13 10 14 Manchester United Lee, Chung-Yong R RW 3 3 72 83 60 77 64 67 72 61 69 64 58 47 56 71 58 38 64 68 71 74 64 38 83 66 39 60 72 73 62 8 6 9 5 8 O'Brien, Andrew R CB 2 3 71 68 80 41 73 62 35 21 35 16 10 79 75 44 40 70 20 70 66 59 48 70 69 77 71 70 67 53 35 14 14 10 13 10 Klasnić, Ivan L ST 4 3 71 64 53 71 71 69 66 71 68 71 63 74 73 41 72 17 68 68 70 72 77 35 66 62 32 75 71 73 67 4 8 6 5 7 Portsmouth Ricketts, Sam R RB 2 4 71 66 74 64 65 64 76 41 58 33 41 70 70 58 38 70 65 68 72 67 65 76 72 85 69 69 69 58 45 9 8 13 14 6 Samuel, Jlloyd L LB 2 3 70 77 66 70 70 67 63 63 63 46 52 68 74 47 51 69 44 67 72 68 53 72 79 77 73 66 65 54 56 12 13 11 13 12 Stoke City Cohen, Tamir R CDM 2 3 70 67 86 55 67 68 63 35 65 64 65 68 59 67 77 79 68 76 48 65 78 38 75 76 78 73 68 62 61 1 1 1 1 1 Vaz Te, Ricardo R ST 3 3 70 85 62 65 74 71 58 59 60 66 44 73 72 56 64 54 62 64 65 60 74 23 83 74 35 68 62 66 76 12 12 5 13 9 Obadeyi, Temitope R ST 3 3 69 80 46 73 52 68 31 65 59 68 68 62 67 34 69 3 59 64 77 48 75 7 77 67 10 66 61 49 65 8 8 8 2 3 Sunderland Robinson, Paul L LB 2 3 68 67 87 60 64 63 72 45 49 29 43 71 63 64 46 61 43 59 70 63 66 63 63 85 71 82 59 67 51 5 14 14 14 13 O'Brien, Joey R CM 2 3 68 68 66 64 76 72 63 65 56 44 36 71 69 64 50 60 57 72 69 68 67 76 75 77 77 72 61 69 64 10 10 12 13 14 Tottenham Hotspur Al-Habsi, Ali R GK 1 2 67 59 74 54 65 21 15 12 25 23 25 15 61 25 11 21 25 54 55 35 24 22 58 49 21 60 76 53 17 74 67 61 60 71 Davies, Mark R CM 2 3 65 73 47 68 60 73 67 69 71 50 67 48 57 65 51 58 48 61 63 69 70 60 65 64 63 53 62 69 66 12 9 8 12 12 Basham, Chris R CDM 1 3 65 68 74 46 55 67 58 51 58 54 44 71 57 67 67 65 53 60 52 72 71 64 70 73 61 66 57 55 62 7 6 2 7 3 West Ham United Bogdán, Ádám R GK 1 3 60 50 19 37 18 17 9 17 5 5 24 10 23 11 8 9 17 35 35 15 45 15 40 21 10 22 30 34 5 65 56 61 60 64 Ward, Daniel Mooy, Aaron L R ST CAM 1 1 3 3 59 59 68 76 47 30 57 68 51 53 47 73 48 66 46 58 58 52 60 46 46 60 63 42 54 46 50 64 57 52 39 21 54 69 45 46 58 56 54 66 60 62 31 17 66 73 57 50 28 20 53 49 42 50 40 60 58 57 6 8 7 2 6 4 6 2 5 4 Wigan Athletic Harsányi, Zoltán R ST 3 3 58 74 34 72 42 55 51 56 64 68 45 47 53 42 43 29 43 47 62 49 49 42 73 58 44 42 57 59 48 6 5 9 7 8 Wolverhampton Wanderers BURNLEY Star Rating: Formation: 4-4-2 Attack: 74 Midfield: 72 Defence: 70 WEAK FOOT STARS SKILL MOVE STARS PREF. POSITION ACCELERATION BALL CONTROL HEADING ACC. SPRINT SPEED GK HANDLING   SLIDE TACKLE TACT. AWARE SHOT POWER SLIDETACKLE POSITIONING AGGRESSION GK REFLEXES LONG SHOTS SHORT PASS REACTIONS GK KICKING LONG PASS PENALTIES STRENGTH DRIBBLING CROSSING GK DIVING FINISHING MARKING STAMINA BALANCE JUMPING OVERALL VOLLEYS AGILITY GK POS. FK ACC. VISION CURVE FOOT Fletcher, Steven L ST 3 4 76 78 38 72 60 80 54 35 80 82 30 69 57 56 66 32 57 74 79 67 79 13 82 79 36 67 67 65 65 9 8 8 8 10 Jensen, Brian L GK 1 2 75 53 60 41 24 19 9 8 9 12 11 11 62 22 8 9 21 26 64 23 22 8 51 62 9 74 53 56 8 76 80 63 75 78 Blake, Robbie R CF 4 4 75 79 69 79 68 80 79 82 80 74 83 48 53 73 77 30 78 66 69 78 82 14 75 66 19 65 62 78 78 10 12 8 10 8 Caldwell, Steve R CB 2 2 75 68 81 43 73 57 32 24 42 22 47 81 75 59 51 71 54 72 67 70 53 76 71 81 77 81 73 60 28 8 6 7 6 9 Paterson, Martin R ST 3 3 75 82 74 60 67 67 36 54 65 84 37 71 64 27 74 17 64 75 77 54 82 26 80 76 29 67 71 69 72 7 5 6 6 7 Elliott, Wade R RM 3 3 74 75 70 63 72 70 81 59 73 54 57 42 63 78 63 29 51 65 69 77 65 16 70 81 25 73 59 75 72 7 4 13 6 10 Carlisle, Clarke R CB 2 3 73 66 70 46 76 62 34 32 54 34 33 82 81 50 39 72 46 65 71 53 31 75 68 72 74 78 64 56 27 12 7 10 11 5 Bikey, André R CB 2 3 73 80 86 56 76 62 40 34 50 37 49 61 71 68 45 76 32 57 43 72 41 77 77 82 78 79 61 68 35 7 12 7 11 6 Eagles, Chris R RM 4 3 72 82 55 73 60 77 78 63 77 72 78 39 48 64 67 25 60 67 51 71 63 29 78 63 30 43 47 69 61 9 8 7 9 8 Alexander, Graham R CM 2 3 71 62 77 52 67 65 67 60 57 40 61 70 74 75 75 71 87 65 72 76 76 72 65 82 81 76 72 71 36 9 11 10 10 12 Nugent, David R ST 3 3 71 84 33 76 57 77 55 61 78 77 51 59 60 44 53 21 78 72 72 60 70 21 80 72 22 59 68 70 72 14 9 5 7 13 McCann, Chris L CM 3 2 71 67 68 55 67 64 68 19 69 60 42 73 63 75 56 43 50 70 75 79 70 50 72 84 52 75 68 73 51 9 5 9 9 4 Kalvenes, Christian L LB 2 4 70 73 85 72 74 60 50 54 12 23 20 68 70 56 40 72 18 69 66 62 60 71 65 84 74 83 62 53 44 8 5 6 4 5 Guðjónsson, Joey R CM 3 3 69 63 80 68 66 65 62 42 56 54 75 62 57 66 81 63 61 74 67 69 86 38 71 81 62 78 62 73 39 8 8 13 6 8 Du , Michael R CB 2 2 69 63 58 59 66 69 49 33 55 36 23 62 65 45 35 72 33 71 67 58 48 78 57 66 76 69 62 57 32 9 4 6 5 8 Van der Schaaf, Remco R CM 3 3 68 67 71 65 74 68 41 36 66 43 62 72 68 68 59 56 61 71 63 74 60 59 64 76 60 71 65 61 24 13 14 15 6 11 Thompson, Steven R ST 3 3 68 58 76 67 65 68 39 64 44 73 34 83 81 45 64 20 65 68 68 62 76 24 59 65 31 82 71 59 71 13 7 13 8 14 Mears, Tyrone R RB 2 2 67 66 74 51 62 66 56 27 41 31 17 62 69 62 46 67 39 64 69 67 22 66 71 69 72 70 60 62 19 10 9 5 14 11 Jordan, Stephen L LB 2 2 67 74 56 66 65 67 65 72 52 33 26 62 72 32 45 63 31 69 69 66 72 71 73 77 74 54 66 67 63 13 9 7 13 5 Edgar, David L LB 2 3 67 66 74 59 71 57 67 56 51 41 46 62 73 68 58 69 35 64 65 67 59 63 72 73 67 74 66 51 53 10 6 18 8 5 Rodriguez, Jay R ST 2 3 66 75 42 47 45 66 42 50 62 68 29 72 76 37 66 16 43 52 66 52 59 21 75 55 33 68 42 49 59 13 7 6 10 7 Guerreroz, Fernando R RW 1 3 65 81 24 74 27 69 57 60 65 54 63 47 38 51 43 12 57 42 71 62 61 10 77 48 12 38 42 63 55 9 8 4 8 1 Penny, Diego Alonso R GK 1 3 62 63 66 58 62 18 43 15 22 11 11 14 66 49 21 27 16 49 56 50 14 36 60 66 28 58 44 49 14 57 56 56 69 64 McDonald, Kevin R CM 2 3 61 59 71 57 49 66 57 52 65 34 39 45 38 59 45 32 43 66 59 67 48 48 62 59 41 63 49 68 35 5 3 12 5 7 Easton, Brian L LB 2 3 61 64 79 69 78 57 30 38 23 11 31 68 72 48 17 68 14 47 59 58 17 58 63 64 64 68 41 52 10 4 3 4 1 6 Eckersley, Richard R RB 1 2 60 66 61 49 49 49 62 31 39 22 30 57 54 52 21 62 30 43 55 55 41 71 73 63 66 57 58 31 35 7 7 8 6 4 Kudiersky, Nik R CB 1 2 57 51 66 34 62 43 31 23 38 16 21 61 66 51 12 58 41 42 45 43 56 55 59 51 56 61 39 35 22 5 6 7 6 7 Harvey, Alex-Ray L CDM 1 3 57 58 55 46 50 55 53 32 62 45 36 61 71 55 52 52 34 52 51 62 56 58 66 62 59 58 41 51 43 9 8 7 8 3 Fletcher, Wes R ST 1 3 56 66 30 46 47 60 41 38 61 60 33 61 55 37 47 11 33 39 48 44 51 17 63 49 19 53 38 35 48 8 7 8 8 7 Kay, Adam R CM 2 3 54 62 54 42 51 57 46 33 54 41 29 54 55 44 50 44 39 56 53 55 42 46 65 68 51 57 58 47 52 2 8 4 1 9 Hoskin, Ben R RB 1 2 53 57 55 40 66 40 31 21 31 15 28 59 71 51 16 56 30 39 49 42 41 57 59 53 64 62 23 27 23 4 5 6 5 6 Anderson, Chris R CM 1 3 48 61 62 42 51 51 38 33 50 44 31 61 62 42 42 23 32 31 55 44 51 31 66 69 33 60 32 44 44 8 13 11 6 5 101 w w w.primagames.com | P R IM A OFFICIAL GAME GUIDE
  • Home Table of Contents New Features Basic Controls Skill Moves and Juggling Tricks Set Pieces Tactics & Strategies Top Club Rosters and Ratings Career Modes Trophies and Achievements English Premier League France Ligue 1 Germany Bundesliga Italy Serie A Primera División Mex Spain Liga BBVA Major League Soccer International Teams Arsenal Aston Villa Birmingham City Blackburn Rovers CHELSEA Star Rating: Formation: 4-1-2-1-2 Attack: 85 Midfield: 82 Defence: 83 Bolton Wanderers WEAK FOOT STARS SKILL MOVE STARS PREF. POSITION ACCELERATION BALL CONTROL HEADING ACC. SPRINT SPEED GK HANDLING Burnley SLIDE TACKLE TACT. AWARE SHOT POWER SLIDETACKLE POSITIONING AGGRESSION GK REFLEXES LONG SHOTS SHORT PASS REACTIONS GK KICKING LONG PASS PENALTIES STRENGTH DRIBBLING CROSSING GK DIVING FINISHING MARKING STAMINA BALANCE JUMPING OVERALL VOLLEYS AGILITY GK POS. FK ACC. VISION Chelsea CURVE FOOT Everton Lampard, Frank R CAM 3 4 87 73 76 78 79 87 80 87 79 90 86 74 67 94 95 53 89 91 87 88 92 64 75 92 63 81 84 89 87 8 6 6 9 6 Terry, John R CB 2 3 87 61 91 52 85 60 52 44 45 46 31 94 91 60 33 88 50 85 81 62 61 88 70 75 92 92 84 63 55 7 8 7 8 3 Essien, Michaël R CM 3 4 87 85 88 78 86 85 74 68 79 75 58 79 78 84 85 83 67 92 90 90 86 89 82 95 92 87 86 86 81 7 9 8 7 5 Fulham Anelka, Nicolas R ST 5 3 85 89 57 82 82 84 75 74 82 90 52 81 83 40 83 12 78 87 85 75 87 31 87 72 32 80 83 83 80 9 8 7 5 7 Drogba, Didier R ST 5 4 85 79 91 75 87 85 64 75 83 89 87 92 92 51 80 19 83 86 79 73 92 19 83 74 28 92 80 79 88 8 8 8 6 7 Hull City Čech, Petr L GK 1 3 85 39 57 24 62 24 11 9 8 11 19 9 69 23 11 11 12 40 77 25 21 12 45 48 13 74 77 40 17 88 80 79 88 88 Carvalho, Ricardo R CB 3 3 84 67 86 60 79 69 47 40 42 37 35 87 85 64 38 86 37 87 78 75 52 91 70 76 88 84 84 70 51 7 5 7 6 6 Ballack, Michael R CM 4 4 84 70 88 60 85 87 80 61 72 77 86 93 82 86 89 70 89 91 77 87 92 67 75 80 76 87 82 89 80 8 9 8 7 8 Liverpool Cole, Joe R RM 5 4 83 84 64 86 81 90 82 83 91 78 77 52 61 69 79 34 64 79 80 84 80 29 79 70 33 68 76 84 85 8 8 5 7 6 Cole, Ashley L LWB 3 3 83 86 78 84 75 80 84 68 82 52 57 69 77 79 58 79 63 84 85 81 65 92 88 90 82 69 83 73 63 7 8 9 9 7 Manchester City Zhirkov, Yuriy L LM 4 3 83 82 70 80 75 85 91 75 87 70 78 62 59 73 81 83 60 79 70 82 73 76 87 88 77 74 84 82 64 8 6 7 4 9 Bosingwa, José R RWB 4 4 82 90 79 78 79 80 80 59 82 47 42 64 67 81 70 76 61 81 77 81 70 87 89 90 83 68 81 75 57 8 12 8 12 8 Malouda, Florent L LM 5 3 82 84 75 85 84 87 83 83 84 76 68 51 69 71 78 22 81 80 78 82 77 25 84 74 27 78 79 79 77 8 6 7 5 6 Manchester United Deco R CM 5 4 82 75 67 86 82 93 84 89 84 74 87 62 68 87 84 43 81 87 84 90 75 45 72 74 47 64 82 90 80 12 14 9 12 5 Alex R CB 2 3 82 68 85 60 74 75 38 48 56 41 83 90 89 52 81 79 81 84 72 63 91 81 75 77 82 91 79 66 63 12 11 14 9 12 Portsmouth Obi Mikel, John Kalou, Salomon R R CDM LW 4 5 3 3 81 80 80 89 90 42 75 85 84 73 82 85 64 75 68 67 70 86 51 83 48 56 72 72 75 69 76 60 62 62 79 24 35 63 86 73 72 76 86 77 66 77 78 14 81 88 89 78 84 21 83 61 81 73 75 66 61 81 9 9 7 7 7 8 7 8 6 5 Ivanović, Branislav R CB 2 4 79 72 85 63 75 59 40 68 45 51 47 86 85 63 37 75 57 80 71 58 54 80 74 79 83 86 72 64 35 9 8 7 11 6 Stoke City Belletti, Juliano R RB 2 3 78 74 81 66 76 75 86 65 68 60 59 75 74 76 85 76 63 73 78 79 82 78 76 90 79 78 80 77 56 9 8 7 7 8 Ferreira, Paulo R RB 2 4 78 76 69 76 77 77 83 67 61 32 28 76 73 63 31 77 29 81 76 73 42 84 75 80 79 71 79 70 47 8 5 7 8 5 Sturridge, Daniel L ST 3 4 75 88 60 76 67 73 62 56 70 74 70 74 76 30 68 21 60 62 75 57 77 12 86 72 31 73 66 57 76 12 12 3 1 8 Sunderland Turnbull, Ross R GK 1 2 74 37 52 45 40 26 20 11 10 18 22 18 58 25 22 8 22 46 66 27 27 9 28 67 8 54 50 54 13 77 76 75 70 78 Hilário R GK 1 2 73 54 61 56 64 26 18 14 11 9 15 12 77 22 17 9 19 47 71 29 24 8 44 53 7 79 57 54 9 79 65 59 68 82 Tottenham Hotspur Kakuta, Gaël L LW 1 3 69 80 20 78 54 75 67 41 69 65 42 54 65 44 66 22 48 57 51 64 73 23 71 71 16 45 37 69 65 3 3 8 7 1 Matić, Nemanja L CM 1 2 69 75 72 62 80 71 75 58 55 64 68 68 75 78 52 60 59 62 74 73 65 51 73 64 64 85 64 70 49 7 3 21 2 11 Taylor, Rhys R GK 1 3 67 35 16 24 24 14 16 9 11 2 9 3 24 32 5 13 5 12 20 32 61 14 40 33 15 31 17 18 12 65 68 76 71 75 West Ham United Hutchinson, Sam R RB 1 3 60 65 62 51 42 51 59 50 31 28 21 48 49 37 24 66 27 45 67 41 54 74 73 63 62 53 52 32 35 8 6 7 9 10 Cummings, Shaun R RWB 2 3 60 72 47 62 56 52 58 42 58 38 42 46 58 56 46 60 50 60 63 62 52 58 72 62 61 55 50 48 41 6 5 7 12 13 Wigan Athletic Wolverhampton EVERTON Star Rating: Formation: 4-4-1-1 Attack: 79 Midfield: 78 Defence: 79 Wanderers WEAK FOOT STARS SKILL MOVE STARS PREF. POSITION