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FIFA 13 Tactical Free Kick Tips - Flick Shots, Curling and Smashing The Ball

This week Darren Cross from Match Magazine joins Matt Cuttle in the studio to discuss Free Kick tips. He begins with explaining how you must select the correct player for the type of free kick you want to perform.

Curling The Ball:
If trying to curl the ball round the wall and into the goal, choose a player with high curve and free kick accuracy stats.

Smashing The Ball:
Choose a player with good free kick accuracy and power. Aim your shot above the smallest player in the wall and at the side of the goal the keeper isn’t standing. Hold up on the left stick to get the ball over the wall and back down to hopefully score a goal or test the goalkeeper.

Laying Off The Ball:
You can bring in extra players using LT or RB. Fake a shot by holding shoot, then pressing the short pass button. You can then press the through pass button to kick the ball towards the runner and set them up for a shot closer to the goal.

Flick Shot:
Press LT to bring in an extra player. Hold LT and tap long pass very quickly. The player will then flick up the ball for your original free kick taker to take a shot at goal with.

Join us next week for tips on First Touch Control.


FIFA 13 is availble to buy now on Origin for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, Wii, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Vita and PSP.