How To Shoot On FIFA 14 – Our Complete Guide To Scoring On FIFA 14

It has long been said in football that the most difficult part of it is putting the ball in the net. Well we at Fifa Blogger are here to help you with that, at least in a FIFA 14 sense anyway. One on one finishes, finesse shots, spanking it from long distance and even that elusive chip, we have it all covered in our guide to shooting on FIFA 14.

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There are a few basic things you need to get right when shooting in FIFA 14. First thing I would suggest is making sure the shooting assistance is set to manual in the settings. This means the computer will correct your shots to make sure they are generally aimed in the direction of the goals, and also assist slightly with your powering up.

Another thing you should check with your players is how good their weak foot is. The more stars the better, and remembering this will allow you to use it effectively in game. Sometimes it may be better to take a touch and look for a square pass across goal, rather  than having a wild shot with somebody who only has a 2 star rated weak foot.

The next basic tip is making sure the time to shoot is right. This generally means that you have a clear space in front of you, you are at a correct distance away from goal (the edge of the box to around 30 yards is fine for long shots, but don’t waste the ball by belting it from halfway) and making sure the angle is not too tight to score (shots from the corner flag are rarely productive).

Finally the power and direction needed to create consistent shooting is mostly the same. Make sure the power bar is between half way and three quarters full. Anymore and you will blast it over, or less and it will trickle to the keeper. When it comes to direction it is important to pick quickly weather you are going low down or high. Make sure you don’t hold the analog stick in one direction for too long or it will go wide, too little and it will be straight at the keeper. Most of all it is about practicing and knowing your players ability, until it becomes natural. Next i will discuss the different types of shot.

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Finesse Shot

The finesse shot sacrifices power for superior placement and curve. It tucks the ball into the corner just spinning away from the keepers reach. To execute this shot hold in RB/R1 as you strike your shot. This type of shot makes knowing your players weak foot rating, and which is their strong foot CRUCIAL! The best time to use this is with wingers cutting inside onto their strong foot. I.E play a left footer on the right hand side. It is then usually best to aim for the far post. This is because the ball will start completely out of the keepers reach, and then just curve inside the post if done correctly.

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Long Shots

Striking the ball form distance is one of the most satisfying things on FIFA 14. It goes without saying to try these you need a player with decent a decent long shot attribute, and shot power. Long shots are generally anywhere from 20 yards plus, so just outside the area. To be honest long shots are pretty basic and the rate of success depends on the stats of the player. To score regularly it is best to just concentrate on the power of your shot. Making sure it is just less than three quarters on the power bar. Then make sure you push forward on the analogue stick and hold it just slightly of centre to one side or the other. This should give you a nice consistent conversion rate with your long shots.

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One On One

This can seem like the easiest thing in the world but can often produce the most problems. To score one on ones you really just need to combine the tips you have learned so far. If you are cutting into the box from the wing use the finesse shot to roll it under or around the keeper. The most important thing to remember is that you need to make your mind up early. If you are going for power strike it before the keeper has had a chance to come out and close you down or he will block it. If you take it in a bit closer you can always slow down, but then make sure you are looking for the roll into the corner. Most of all make sure it is high, or low, but never in the middle. This is where it becomes easiest for the keeper. Another neat tip for one on one finishing is covered in our final tip…

Chip Shot

…The chip shot or Lob. This is most effectively used when you are rushing through at the keeper and have maybe taken a heavy touch, or been played in by a slightly over hit pass. Either way you are through on the goal but the keeper is bearing down on you. If you look for power or a finesse chances are the keeper will smother it, or take the ball off your feet. To execute the shot you need to hold in LB/L1 as you power up the shot. Make sure you never let the power go over three quarters and to be safe, keep it at half. Now depending on if you are on the stretch or with the ball at your feet , you can execute a cheeky little dink, or a full on scoop shot. Both are effective and it is crucial to practice and understand that finishing these chips is as much about the timing, as they are about the technique. Finally make sure that the keeper is a suitable distance form goal to try it. If you have time to slow down and create a slight angle as you run through this will be better, and require less power to be applied. If there is a large distance between you and the keeper rushing out, make sure you apply a bit more power, so as to send the ball on a higher trajectory as the keeper is less likely to dive to the ground.