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FIFA 18: How to score every single free kick

Follow these tips to become a set-piece maestro in no time

FIFA 18 free kicks are ever-so-slightly different to last year’s game – which means they take some getting used to.

But with a bit of practice, you’ll soon be banging them in from all over the park.

YouTuber and former FIFA world champion Ovvy has pulled together some handy tutorials to help you master the FIFA 18 set piece.


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Before we get started, remember that each player is different.

Each one will have their own curve, free kick style and movement – so Ovvy recommends you home in on a few of your favourites and practice with them.

Now, let’s go through how to pull them off.

Step 1 – identify the area

Depending on where you are will affect what free kick you need to go for.

If you just outside the area, you can choose to do a dipping, curved or driven free kick.

This area is perfect for three types of free kick – the dipping, curved and driven variations

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This area is perfect for three types of free kick – the dipping, curved and driven variations

If you’re some way from the goal, then you’re going to need more power and curve to beat the keeper.

This is where power kicks in – which makes it perfect for the knuckleball or power curve

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This is where power kicks in – which makes it perfect for the knuckleball or power curve

Dipping free kick

For these to work make sure you pick a right-footed player if you’re on the right hand side, and a left-footed player if on the left of the goal.

Ovvy says that with a bit of practice you’ll be scoring set pieces in no time

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Ovvy says that with a bit of practice you’ll be scoring set pieces in no time

Aim slightly to the right / left of the goal then come back towards the net a touch.

Then load the shot bar to one bar and a half and move the left analogue stick towards the goal.

Keep an eye on your power – too much and the ball will sail over the bar

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Keep an eye on your power – too much and the ball will sail over the bar

And voila, the ball will fly over the wall into the net.

Driven free kick

For this to work you’re going to need to be close to the penalty box.

The driven free kick is so impressive to watch when it comes off

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The driven free kick is so impressive to watch when it comes off

Any player can do this type of free kick.

The opposition will always use the wall to jump in this position, so you’re going to put the ball under the wall.

To pull it off, aim for the marker (below), press L1 / LB and hold it.

Keeping it held down, load one bar of power and move the left thumbstick towards the goal.

Aim is so important – and don’t forget to hold down L1

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Aim is so important – and don’t forget to hold down L1

Then sit back and watch the ball roll into the net.

Curved free kick

As the name suggests, you’re going to need players with very good curve.

Always pick right-footed players for right-hand side set-pieces and left-footed for free kicks on the left.

The curved free kick is best when taken by players with high curve and FK accuracy scores

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The curved free kick is best when taken by players with high curve and FK accuracy scores

To pull this off, you’re going to aim at the first man in the wall – as per below.

Then, load the power to one and half bars and move the left analogue stick to a 45-degree angle.

Aim for the first man in the wall – and then curve the ball over his head to the top right hand corner of the goal (left side on the screen)

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Aim for the first man in the wall – and then curve the ball over his head to the top right hand corner of the goal (left side on the screen)

The result is a stunning goal!

If you’re looking to score from further out, just follow the same steps, but increase the power to roughly three bars.

Now, what are you waiting for? Go practice!

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