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FIFA 09 - Set Pieces Guide


FIFA 09FIFA 09 - Set Pieces Guide

Free Kicks

Free Kicks provide an excellent opportunity to score, but many ignore this and don't learn the proper techniques. Before I got the techniques down, I was enraged when my opponent slide tackled me on a breakaway and I got the free kick, but now it makes no difference because it is just as easy to score free kicks as it is to finish off a breakaway. Read more here.

                            

Corners

Corner Kicks are a mixed bag really, it's hard to call them a consistent scoring opportunity, at least in FIFA 09. Besdides whether you have big, strong players in the box, the only thing you really can control is how you play the ball in, and this tutorial goes over the best methods of doing so. There are, however, some significant changes from FIFA 08's corner kick system, so you should take a look. Read more here.

 

Penalties

Penalties are easy, its a given. As it's just guessing, its really a matter of statistics, which favor the kick taker. Obviously though, there are ways to increase your chances of putting it away from the spot kick, and likewise for saving penalties. The penalty kick system in FIFA 09 hasn't changed much from FIFA 08, but what I found to be the best method of saving them last year is no longer possible to use. Read more here.

 

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