As many of you avid Fifa players out there know, scoring free kicks this year is not nearly as easy as it has been in years past. For the last few years of Fifa, aiming directly in between the last two men of the wall with about two bars of power was almost a certain goal, not anymore. In this FIFA 17 Free Kick Tutorial, you’ll find out how to score free kicks the simple way.
FIFA 17 Free Kick Tutorial: Scoring Free Kicks The Simple Way
Fake Free Kick: Passing To An Open Player
This year, with new mechanics and techniques, FIFA 17 free kicks are all the more difficult to score and take a while to get the hang of. This tactic however, is incredibly simple; I call it the fake free kick. To start, you must keep the angle of the shot as direct as possible. As the pass will need to be relatively precise, free kick takers with unique run ups or poor passing are certainly not desired, but still usable. This is because the run up can sometimes take too long or the pass isn’t accurate enough. This can lead to opportunities for your opponent on the other end. The last step is to find a player with decent finishing who is hovering around the edge of the area in order to finish off the chance. It is critical that this player be covered by only one defender.
Finding the player in the best position to score or create a goal is key. Once you have done that, you want to pass the ball as hard as you can without going overboard (around two bars are ideal) directly to the players feet. In the picture above, there are two players in ideal positions, however, it is more beneficial to pick the player on the right because he is usually going to have more space out wide and is almost guaranteed to only have to beat one man.
Once you have done this, the player is almost always in a position to shoot, however, if he is not, then there is almost always an open pass ready elsewhere inside the box. If all of these options fail, you can simply pass back to the free kick taker and have a good attempt at a shot from just outside of the box.
Standard Free Kick
If you are not in the correct position to do any of the above, then the next best method is obviously to simply shoot the free kick normally. This year, the main tactic that all the good free kick takers are using is spinning the left stick of your controller as well as aiming in between the last two men on the wall and using two bars of power. Many players take weird run-ups, like the one shown below, however that is not the most successful method.
All in all, FIFA 17 free kicks are significantly more difficult to score, and in order to succeed, techniques like the fake free kick present a great option. Combine this with the fact that many players drag an extra defender in to protect the goal and you’re onto a winner.
Let us know in the comments section below if the fake free kick passing technique has worked for you!