Like Iniesta: How To Master Your Passes in FIFA 22!

Which passes should you aim for in FIFA 22? Long ball or simple shortpassing? We'll show you which passes are the quickest way to achieve sweet victory.
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Sometimes you should handle the ball like your fingers... Keep them crossed. | © EA Sports

There are moments in life, where you consciously or unconsciously choose between victory and loss... between life and death. Should you play the classic long ball? Or keep it short by passing to your nearest mate? We show you the best way to achieve your goals – and to show the world who you are! Damn, I listen too many motivational speeches...

How To Play Perfect Passes in FIFA 22!

The good old Through-Pass. When you hit Triangle (or Y when you playing on a filthy Xbox), the ball does what the name intends – it goes through the opposing defensive line. This pass is pure meta in FIFA 22 again. You can create huge spaces in the back of your opponent, if you have fast players, it's the perfect startegy for your team. But beware: You should look after your passing strength. If you press the button too long, you will probably lose possession. Remember... Your team is relying on you. Get past your resistance. Ok, I have to quit with such quotes.

What's another good pass? Maybe you should try R1-passes (with X on PS or A on Xbox). If Tapinaldo is your idol, you will probably like it. When you find yourself on the edge of the playingground an you have to choose... No, stop it. Let's be real. If you stand on the goalline and you want to assist your striker, play this pass into the box. Your striker should stand right there by then and has nothing else to do than tap in the ball. You have still problems with shooting? We got you covered with this guide! And if the guide is not helping, we will hide behind the excuse that the goalies are just too damn strong.


In fact, in FIFA 22 you can also try to cross sometimes. Of course you always have to look exactly how the strikers stand in the middle, but if someone is relatively well positioned or walks on the second post... then try it!

But how is it with long balls (L1 + Triangle or LB +Y)? They were stronger in the past few years, but in some situations they are still a nice alternative for some sweet counter attacks. For example, when you want to switch side quickly, when there is a lot of free space on the other side. But it can also be helpful if the opponent presses extremely high and you cannot find any other solution than to rush forward... You are out of ideas, everyone close to you is telling you to give up... play it safe. But you dig deeper! You look at what you have done wrong – and play the long ball. The opponent's defensive line stands too high, your strikers take off and score a screamer in the last minute. You did it.

Another one for you: the Lofted Ground Pass. If your wings are rushing your opponent's side and you just want to assist yourself quickly – then try it. It's a perfect volley assist. Long shots are so sick in FIFA 22 – you'll smash every damn ball right into the corner!

Last but not least... the double tap square-/X-crosses. If you are lacking tall strikers, don't be ashamed. These crosses don't fly too high and are perfect for any counter attack. So if you are playing with Timo Werner... Just substitute him with another small striker and score some sweet crossing goals. During corners you should aim for another strategy!


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