In this FIFA 19 free kick tutorial, we will detail how to successfully execute every type of free kick. Set pieces are a key part of this year's game, as there are now so many different ways to score from them!
This tutorial will cover all different types of free kicks including the Trivela, Knuckleball, and even the Rabona. Many players are unsure of how to consistently score lesser known types of free kicks in FIFA 19, and will only try to perform a standard shot over the wall or lay the ball off.
Being able to score from practically every FIFA 19 free kick can be a gamechanger. This is coupled with the fact that many users are often presented with these goal scoring opportunities throughout most matches. Mastering the methods listed below can drastically increase your chances of scoring from dead ball situations.
The FIFA 19 FUT Champions Weekend League provides a platform for players to win great rewards, as well as qualifying for live events. Understanding how to punish your opponent from free kick situations can help you to achieve better FUT Champs ranks and more wins, which ultimately will result in better rewards!
Furthermore, we will explain exactly which free kicks are suitable for each situation, depending on how far and what angle the ball is away from the goal. We recommend watching the video below as well as reading our instructions. This will help you to truly understand each of these different types of free kicks.
FIFA 19 Free Kick Tutorial
Free Kick Basics (for Beginners)
First of all, you need to know how to move your player around when standing over a free kick. This is done by moving your right analog stick left or right and will help you to position your player's stance and aim better. You can move your player further away from the ball, although this isn't particularly relevant at the moment.
Close Range Free Kicks
In the area close to the opponent's penalty box, we recommend either adding dip or curve your free kick towards goal. It will be more beneficial to use players with better accuracy and curve stats from this range.
Dipping Free Kicks
In order to dip the ball over the wall, you will need to aim close to the end of the wall. Load between one and two bars of power and hold your left analog stick up (forwards) so the ball dips over the wall.
Curved Free Kicks
This is similar to the above. To curve the ball around the wall you will need to start aiming at the end of the wall. Load between one and two bars of power, then using your left analog stick, hold it in the direction you want the ball to curve.
Trivela Free Kicks (Outside of Foot)
Sometimes you may not have the perfect player for a particular type of free kick. This is where Trivela free kicks can become very useful. To perform a FIFA 19 Trivela free kick, use your right analog stick to move the player to the opposite side of the ball. Aim diagonally (in the direction of an outside curve) with the left stick and apply one to two bars of power. This will enable your player to shoot with the outside of his foot, mimicking reverse curve (Roberto Carlos).
The Trivela power free kick can be used at longer ranges. This is the same method as above, although it is important to remember that you will need to aim further away from the goal as there will be more curve.
Long Range Free Kicks
For these set-pieces, you will need to use the driven or power free kick technique. It will be more beneficial to use players with high shot power stats here, although good accuracy is still required.
Power Free Kick
To perform a power free kick you will need to aim at the wall (very slightly wide of the goal). This is to compensate for the conventional curve that will automatically be applied to the ball. Shoot whilst holding the LB/L1 button (around three bars of power) and hold your left analog up until the ball reaches the goal.
Knuckleball Free Kick
This is very similar to the power free kick, except that you need to hold the left analog in the opposite direction to your player's foot. This creates a two-way curve, which essentially is a knuckleball (the ball will move in both directions). If your shot is on target, the keeper may fumble your shot at the very least, giving you the chance of a rebound.
Fake Shot Runs Over the Ball
FIFA 19 free kicks provide players with the option of performing a fake shot dummy over the ball. This requires you to select a second and/or third man free kick. To call the second man press LT/L2, and for the third man, press RB/R1. To perform a dummy, you just need to do a fake shot whilst holding the respective button of the player. You can also shoot with the second and third man, LT/L2 + B (second man) and RB/R1 + B (third man). Make sure you aim to compensate for the curve when doing this.
Sometimes you need to pass/lay off to switch it up, this can also catch your opponent off guard. Here are the controls for this - LT/L2 + A (second man) and RB/R1 + X (third man). This can provide a different angle of approach, which will often give you an open shot on goal if not defending properly.
Rabona Free Kick
Rabona free kicks can be the most outrageous way to score past your opponent. In order to do a Rabona free kick, you need to have selected Cristiano Ronaldo. This free kick will also need to be taken within the 'D' shaped area on the edge of the box. Make sure to aim at the near post. The controls for this are to tap X (Xbox) or square (PS) and hold the left stick to the right. Finally, ensure your power bar is between one to one and a half bars.
It goes without saying that users should pick players with the best attributes to take free kicks, this will undoubtedly improve your chance of scoring. Being able to use different free kicks in FIFA 19 can be very beneficial. For any scenario that arises during a game, you can use the best type of free kick to suit this.
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