The “Fifa” line of soccer video games, including the PS3 version, tries to replicate the technical skills and playing arenas of professional soccer players. Game players have to know how to use the PS3 controls to make the virtual players show those skills when defending, shooting or dribbling.
Press and hold the “L2” button and move the left stick in the direction you wish to move to cause your defender to “jockey” the attacking player. Jockeying is when the defender strafes from left to right in front of the attacker. Use this technique when the attacker is moving at a slow pace. When the attacker is moving at a fast pace, press and hold the “L2” and “R2” buttons while moving the left stick to perform a running jockey.
Press and hold the “L2” and “X” buttons to jockey in front of the attacking player. Release the “L2” button to attempt a “jockey press” and steal the ball.
Press and hold the “Circle” button to call a “secondary press.” This will call a teammate over to the ball possessor for added pressure and to increase the chance of stealing the ball.
When in possession of the ball, press and hold “L2” and “R2” and move the left stick in the direction you wish to move to perform a “skilled dribble.” Use this technique to get the ball past defenders.
Press the right stick in the desired direction immediately after trapping the ball to perform a “first touch” and kick the ball immediately in that direction.
Press the right stick in the desired direction to perform a “knock on.” This will cause your player to kick the ball ahead and avoid being tied up by multiple dribbles. This is also used to kick the ball around approaching defenders.
Press the hold the “R2” button without touching the left stick to shield the ball. Use this technique to protect the ball and buy time while your teammates get into position.
Press the “L1” button to perform a hard stop. This will cause your player to stop abruptly and give you a chance to gain full control over the ball.
Press and hold the “R1” button and shoot the ball with the right stick. This will cause the player to kick with the inside or outside of his foot. This results in a shot with less power, but better control.
Press and hold the “L1” button and shoot the ball with the right stick. This will cause the player to kick the ball in a high arcl. Use this technique when the keeper is outside of his line to chip the ball over his head.