Fifa 16 Corner Tutorial (near post)

There’s a certain formula to this and you can’t take any of the following steps out as it won’t work if you bypass anything in this technique. From the corner flag the first thing you’ll want to do is press down on the directional button twice as this will get the set-piece tactics up and activate the near-post method.

Once you have done that, you should then wait until the corner taker has raised his hand into the air as this sends the signal that the player is going for a near-post in-swinger and all of the players in the middle get into their correct positions.

As for the aim, you want to be aiming for the penalty spot which is hard to locate but if you have a good eye then you should see it every time you take a corner. Once lined up, you’ll then want to put in approximately one to one and a half bars of power but no more than that as more power than instructed will result in the corner going more to the middle where the keeper can make the claim.

Delivering the ball at the near-post makes it incredibly hard for the goalkeepers to claim the ball in an Arial duel and almost guarantees it to go to one of your players heads or feet. Now for the secret sauce that makes this method so effective online and offline against your opponents.

If you hold down the LT button on Xbox or L2 on PlayStation then you will be able to control the player that the corner is whipped into. You should control your attacking player and move him towards the airborne ball and look out for the yellow target, this is where the ball is going to eventually land. The closer you get to that target the more likely that you will end up being the one to header the ball.

Finally you should direct your header or shot to one of the two top corners either the left or right but look out for the defender of the opposition on the line. If you see a player on the line of the goal then you should direct your shot to the opposite corner to make sure of the goal.

Fifa 16 Low Driven free Kick Tutorial


The first thing you want to acknowledge is the area of the pitch in which you can perform this and it’ll be just outside the opponents penalty area around 20 to 25 yards out either side of the oppositions goal.


Up next is the most important factor to this technique and it involves using the dipping free kick as your first set-piece you win in this particular area. What this does is show your opponents tell, if the players in the wall jump then you know your opponent is a jumper and you can then use the low effort at goal but if he doesn’t then you don’t use this method.

If they jump then you already have a guaranteed goal and there’s nothing they can do about it which is to your advantage.


Now to cover the direction, if you’re using a right footed player then the ball will curve opposite to his footing so it’ll swerve to the left and vice-versa for left footed players. Make sure you aim wide of the post for shots on the right side with right footed players and near the middle to the goal for the same footed player on the left side.


Next up is the shot power to apply and this will be music to your ears as there’s actually room for maneuver here as you can generate 1 bar, 1 and a quarter, or even 1 and a half bars of shot power with these low shots. Make sure that the only stat you need with the player stepping up to take the free kick has shot power of 75 or above as that’s the only stat you need to look out for.

FK accuracy and curve are not important factors at all and should be ignored with this specific set-piece.


The controls are the last thing to cover and you simply have to hold down the LB/L1 button and then the shoot button which will be B on the Xbox or circle on the PlayStation unless you’ve customised your controller settings of course. That’s it for all the tips and if you follow every single instruction from this guide then you’ll bury these every time without fail.

Fifa 16 Dipping Free Kick Tutorial

Selecting The Best FK Taker

Now this is usually a very crucial step with most types of free kicks but not this one thankfully. You absolutely don’t need to worry about curve for once as the player could have it at 0 for all it matters as you do not need this stat for this specific FK.

As for shot power you don’t need much of that either i would say 70 and above will be sufficient enough as you will be quite close in. The dipping effect can also be scored from distance so if you’re going for goal further out then you’ll obviously need more power which should be 86 and above.

Finally the most important statistic for this set-piece is the FK accuracy and you’ll want the number to be 75 and above and you should be fine. You don’t need to have a free kick specialist for the dipping FK which is something that makes it easy and OP for all players alike.

Lining Up The Strike

This is a very important step! Before you had to line the FK up with either the smallest player in the wall or a player in-line with the post but that’s a thing of the past. You want to be aiming for the opposite corner of the goal to the keeper and also line up the strike with the positioning of the ball. So from the dead ball, make sure it’s in line with the corner of the goal and you’ll be all setup and ready to go.

Shot Power & Controls

For the shot power to put in with players who’ve got low power your want 1 and a half bars to 2, and with players who have got high power you want 2 to 2 and a half bars of power. After the gauge has gone up and your player is ready to hit the ball, you must lift up the left analogue stick and hold it there until the free kick has been taken. This delivers the dipping effect and helps get the ball over the wall even if it jumps which is the most amazing thing about this set-piece.

Fifa 16 Penalty Tutorial

The majority of you must have noticed how frequently the refs are giving out spot kicks this year in FIFA 16, so it’s important to be a master at taking them. One spot that you might know about is the top middle of the goal which is by far the most overpowered spot to aim for.

You will be aiming just below the crossbar but as for how long you move the left-stick up it literally is for under a second. As for power you want to look at the power gauge going up very carefully and look to put in around 2 and a half to 3 bars of power but no-more as the player will put the ball into the stands if anymore power is generated and that’s even if you get it on the green.

That however is a must, for this much power which is what beats the goalkeepers you must get the indicator onto the green in the first place, the yellow and certainly not the red are just simply not good enough. The keepers tend to save the penalties this year if you pick a side either left or right, so that’s why it’s best to go for this type of spot kick.

The great thing about the top center penalty is that even if the keeper stays in the middle of the goal it still goes in the back of the net. The only possible way to save these OP pens are if they goalie stays in the middle and holds up on the right-stick but this is very rare that you’ll see this occur in the match.

Fifa 16 Skill Moves Tutorial

Sidestep (Ball Roll)

Now this move can be performed by any player in the game and is easily on of the most overpowered in the game and has been for the past few installments of the franchise. To do it all you have to do is flick the right analogue stick in the direction that’s to the side of the player. It’s by far the easiest skill move to do on the entire game and that’ what makes it into our list of deadly skill moves.

Berba Spin (4-Star Skill)

The berba spin is easily one of the most OP in FIFA 16 and it’s good because you can perform it whilst running which can’t be said for the majority of skills on the game. The other great plus for it is the ability to cut inside with ease and at pace. Lastly the fact that you can double up and do 2 or 3 of them in a row makes this a deadly skill to use. Check out our full in-depth tutorial on it here where we cover everything you need to know about it.

The Spin (4-Star Skill)

The spin was first introduced in last years title and soon became a fans favourite with it’s speedy and effective way of cutting inside much like the berba spin. We’ve also covered this in a recent tutorial and from there you can learn the controls on how to do it. This is one that you should definitely be using this season if you’re serious about becoming an effective skiller.

No Touch Dribbling

This one easily makes the list as it’s a new feature in the game this year and we all know that EA like to overpower the new controls that they introduce each season and this is no exception. The no touch dribbling can be performed by anyone but it’s worth noting that it works best with players who’re blessed with really decent dribbling statistics so the higher the value the better it performs.

Just like many of these we’ve already done a skills tutorial on this and you should check it out if you want to gain the knowledge on exactly how to use this in the correct way. If used correctly this can be your best friend on the pitch and sometimes be the difference between winning and losing a match.

Fake Shot To Stop The Ball Still

This little beauty is by far my favourite skill move to use in FIFA 16! To perform it you simply have to do a fake shot which is the shoot button followed immediately by the pass button and let go of the left analogue stick. This will result in your player pretending and faking to take on a shot but instead stopping the ball dead still in a matter of seconds. You can literally do so many different things on the pitch with this at your disposal and it’s fantastic for confusing the opposition defenders and at times it is almost impossible to defend against.

You can win penalties in the opponents penalty area, perform a speed boost or skill straight after you’ve done it, or even get half a yard of important space to get a shot or cross out. This is one that you seriously need to put into your game-plan and start using instantly! You will not regret it and if anything you should be overusing all five of these listed in this tutorial on a regular basis.

Fifa 16 First touch Tutorial

There are three different variations of the first touch that are going to be covered in this guide and we’re going to start off with the standard version.

Basic/Standard First Touch

In-order to perform the basic first touch you simply have to flick the right analogue stick in your preferred direction when receiving the ball from your teammate. This is great for controlling the ball gaining momentum and even beating players that are running very fast at you. It’s best to use this on the wings mostly but also in the central areas of midfield and in attack.

The Fake Shot First Touch

Now this is very old-school and a lot of gamers have been using this on FIFA for years but it’s slowly being forgotten and that’s something that you don’t want to forget as it’s extremely OP. To perform it when receiving the ball you simply have to do a fake shot by pressing the shoot and then pass button and then you exit in your desired direction.

The speed in which this is done in is a huge factor in why it beats opponents and most of all creates space for you offline in Career Mode and indeed in Ultimate Team and H2H.

Letting The Ball Run To Create Space

Now this is probably one of the best at beating defenders and should only be done whilst you are in the opponents final third or penalty area. In order to pull it off you simply have to hold RB on Xbox or R1 on PlayStation and then turn with the player in the direction the ball is already heading in.

The point of this is it’s very deceiving and can fool any opposition defence and also it lets the pace of the ball do the work and your striker runs onto the end of it and more often than not is in on goal by the end of the move. For better examples of how to perform all of these in matches it’s best to watch the video with all the tips above as you’ll get a better idea of how to do them all.

Fifa 16 Defending Tips

The first thing we need to talk about is the controls and they’re very simple. On the Xbox you to hold down LT without the ball to jockey and L2 on PlayStation. To run jockey you hold down both triggers LT/RT or L2/R2 but it’s not as effective as the standard version.

What you want to be doing is letting the attackers come towards you doing either skill moves or that wiggling movement and then jockeying backwards waiting for the right time to put in a stand tackle to claim the ball back. This is by far the most overpowered way of defending in FIFA 16 and it’s extremely effective.

The jockey movement is also very good at blocking shots or crosses as well and when a winger is at the byline you want to get as close as possible while jockeying and trying to get in the block. You shouldn’t worry about conceding a corner as the main objective is to stop the delivery into the danger zone meaning your penalty area.

More often than not it’ll bounce in your favour and you’ll retain possession of the ball so that you can make the clearance up field. When a player decides to sprint and out do you with pace then you can start running with them but also making sure to jockey when they turn on do any sudden movements.

If you practice with this for a few days you will soon get the hang of it and it’ll change your defensive game forever and you will be a better move improved player as a direct result.

Fifa 16 Shooting Tips

The Standard Shot

Now this is the first type of shot that we are going to be covering because it’s quite simply the worst, we are talking about the normal shot which is B on Xbox or circle on PlayStation. Last years installment it was pretty handy, but EA have under-powered this shot by quite a distance and it’s just simply not worth doing on FIFA 16 what so ever! Try and avoid performing the standard shot at all costs.

The Finesse Shot

The finesse shot has been widely used by players from FIFA 13 all the way to the present day and there’s good reason for that too. It has been unbelievably overpowered in recent years but for FIFA 16 although still effective it’s not the best shot anymore. You should do the finesse when you have a one-on-one with the opposition goalkeeper and you are at an angle.

To perform a finesse shot you simply have to hold down the RB/R1 button and then shoot with B or circle. These types of finishing should be from angles because it acts as a curling/swerved type shot.

The Lob/Chip Shot

When we say the lobbed or chip shot we don’t mean a David Beckham or Charlie Adam from the halfway line in-fact we actually mean in the opponents penalty area believe it or not, more specifically just outside the D. The chip can be performed by holding down the LB/L1 button and then the shoot button which is B on Xbox and circle on PS3/PS4.

You’ll need to setup your attacking player so that he/she is at a slight angle, not too much though! Just slightly left or right of the central area of the penalty box of the opponent and then you want to aim for the opposite corner. The first thing you should be looking for when you’re in on goal is the keepers positioning. The goalie needs to be off of his line slightly and this makes the lobbed shot a possibility, without this you cannot perform it.

The shot power that the gauge needs to get to is 2 bars of power, anymore or any less will result in failure as that is the exact power that you need to accumulate in order to nail the chip.

The Near Post Shot

Now the near post shot is one of the most OP in FIFA 16 and if you are at an angle and really close to the goal then you will score every time without fail. All you have to do is be in the direction that you’re coming down from the wing to the near post and then you want to power up your strike to around 2 to 2 and a half bars of power and you will score. The key to this technique is getting as close to the goal as you possibly can and aiming for the near post top corner, that is where you should be aiming and using this method you’ll get yourself plenty of goals.

The 3 Tap Shot

Now this is my personal favourite and by far the most overpowered in the title this year! To perform the triple tap shot you just simply have to tap the shoot button three times in a row. That’s it! With one-on-ones you simply don’t miss the target and the goalkeepers never save them. With this striker you have to aim for the bottom right or bottom left pockets as this shot is a low drive.

That’s all the finishing tips for FIFA 16, is you have any questions then drop us a comment in the section below and we’ll try and get back to you as soon as possible. Check back regularly to see more FIFA 16 tutorials attacking and defending throughout the year.

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