FIFA 14

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FIFA 14

Customs Tactics Setup Guide

You can use Custom Tactics to change the settings for your Build Up Play, Chance Creation, and Defense to make your team more effective. Here are some effective Custom Tactics set-ups.

Counter Attack

With this tactic, your opponent will have the ball most of the time. Your team’s strength will lie in blocking their scores and stealing the ball. Therefore, your focus will be on a strong defense, high speed, tackles, and interceptions. Let your opponent focus on offense, so you can strike them when their defenses are low. You will use many different types of moves, depending on the situation, which is why the Chance Creation is divided evenly. You will need to use quick breaks and fast attacks, not giving your opponents a chance to defend.

Counter Attack Settings

  • Build Up Play
  • Speed – 95
  • Passing – 50
  • Positioning – Free Form

Chance Creation

  • Passing – 50
  • Crossing – 50
  • Shooting – 50
  • Positioning – Free Form

Defense

  • Pressure – 10
  • Aggression – 50
  • Team Width – 60
  • Defender Line – Offside Trap

High Pressure

If your team has players with high fitness stats and a lot of speed, you can use this tactic to put pressure on the opposing team and make the defenders mess up. Do not attempt this method if your opponent has a dominant striker. You will be trying to get the ball in risky situations, and your own defense is narrow, so you need big players, especially for your centre back. Your focus will be on shooting the ball often and making risky passes, with the goal of having large expanses of open space to work in when you get the ball.

High Pressure Settings

  • Build Up Play
  • Speed – 50
  • Passing – 50
  • Positioning – Free Form

Chance Creation

  • Passing – 75 (Risky)
  • Crossing – 50
  • Shooting – 75 (Lots)
  • Positioning – Free Form

Defense

  • Pressure – 85 (High)
  • Aggression – 75 (Double)
  • Team Width – 25
  • Defender Line – Cover

Possession

If you feel that your team is more skilled than your opponent’s team, use this tactic to have your team keep the ball for long periods of time and force the other team to mess up. You will keep possession of the ball until near the end, when you will get goals with a few swift attacks. This tactic’s use of the offside trap can be dangerous, and pacey wingers and forwards on the opposing team can undo its effectiveness. Therefore, you might consider using cover, instead.

Possession Settings

  • Build Up Play
  • Speed – 20
  • Passing – 20
  • Positioning – Organized

Chance Creation

  • Passing – 25
  • Crossing – 25
  • Shooting – 25
  • Positioning – Organized

Defense

  • Pressure – 50
  • Aggression – 25
  • Team Width – 50
  • Defender Line – Offside Trap or Cover