It is important to play the game FIFA Soccer 10 in an effective manner, and this can be done by following certain guidelines which will provide better opportunities to win the game. The ball should be in constant movement while making runs such that it gives better possession of the ball and facilitates accurate passing, thereby creating splendid scoring opportunities.
Making runs towards the opposite half is important, and ensuring there is always a player free enough to receive the ball is essential. Passing the ball to him can either cause a goal or an opportunity, since all it requires is a correct pass. However, it is best to lay-off the ball to a forward as they have a better probability for scoring, and a counter attack is expected while attacking continuously. For such situations, a good defense can be very helpful mainly because a good defense stops most opportunities. Dribbling and changing pace often confuses defenders, while counter attacking can be done in a flash with very little, but accurate passes.
Scoring forms the base of any soccer game, however there are some very important guidelines that can prove to be very useful for a player. Attacking implies that the player should be brought as close to the goal as possible so that the pressure is reduced and efficiency is ensured. Long-range shots are really tempting, but do not always make a goal and hence it is best to make use of a formation employing 2 strikers. Using a lone striker is never as effective as using 2 strikers, as with 2 strikers, a 1-2 pass (wall pass) can be easily made and it may result in easy goals. For goal scoring opportunities, the lobbed pass is the best option, and a lobbed ball is hard to block or intercept. If there is a player in the correct position, a lobbed ball can work out wonders, ensuring fruitful breakaways.
Shoot button is meant for tapping, not for pressing down as it gives lots of accurate and fast shots on target. Fast strikers are the best sources for goals, and are available with top clubs such as Manchester United, Inter Milan, FC Barcelona, etc. These strikers have better shots, accuracy and speed, yet while attacking the defense of the opponent careful observation is expected. Every defense has flaws in it, and the best tactic is to exploit them to the maximum extent.
Goalkeepers at times make mistakes, and having a striker close to the goalkeeper can be useful in situations like this. FIFA 10 features three different strikes, the finesse, normal and chip such that a chip is suited for a charging keeper. Conceding a goal is not a big worry as the best time to attack is mostly after conceding. The opponent players become drained after scoring that it takes some time for them to get back. During this short gap, scoring a goal can have a zapping effect on the opponent`s morale.
Crosses are reliable sources of goals; all it takes is a nice pass and a player in the correct space. However, it is hard to defend against accurate crosses; hence delivering accurate crosses is a technique by itself. A winger, right or left, is the best person for delivering a cross while checking the radar, and the power to be given is one quarter for the near post, half for the middle and three quarters for the far post. Also make sure the ball curves away from the goalkeeper or he might just punch it away. Hold off the defender and as the ball reaches the striker, use a moderate level of energy as it provides an unstoppable goal.