Video Game Tip of the Day- How to Play Defense in FIFA 14 - Prima Games

Video Game Tip of the Day- How to Play Defense in FIFA 14

by Prima Games Staff

Everyone wants to score goals in FIFA 14. Naturally, a player must first take control of the ball. How do you play defense in FIFA 14? Our tip of the day will transform you into a gamer the rest of the football-playing world fears.

Defense is a little more cut and dry than offense. It is just as important if not more important, but there is a lot less to remember. Nevertheless, there are a few things you could do to help yourself put the squeeze on your opponent that goes beyond running towards him at full speed. 

First, slow down and square up the attacker. If all you do is run, any good player will sidestep out of the way. Sometimes slow and steady wins the race, or the ball, for that matter. Square up your opponent by holding LT/L2.  This will give you a wide stance and keep your chest pointed at the ball, similar to blocking someone out in basketball.  Instead of turning to run, you will implement a side step.  This makes it a lot harder for anyone to run or pass you. 

Next, call in a second defender for assistance. Musician Bill Withers once said “Lean on me when you’re not strong, and I’ll be your friend, I’ll help you carry on.” Sometimes on D, you could use a little help. Calling in a second defender is the best thing for that situation. While on defense, hold down RB/R1 to have the closest defender leave his mark and help out on your man. 

There are two basic ways you can play this out. One is to double-team the guy with the ball. Smother him. If he can’t move or pass he will make a mistake, and one of your guys will come up with the ball.   

The more advanced tactic involves having the defender you call attack the man with the ball, and you have your guy stand between him and his closest teammate’s passing lane. Now he has pressure on him and his passing lane is cut off. Hopefully he will be forced to blindly kick the ball away, or he will pass it right to you. 

Jump into FIFA 14 with Prima’s beginner’s tips.