If you’re serious about winning games in FIFA 15 then you should definitely spend some time practicing and perfecting your set pieces. In this tutorial FifaRalle demonstrates how to perfect your curved free kicks which can be the difference between winning and losing as you rank up the divisions.
They’re extremely effective this year and you don’t need a player with sky high stats to score them. That being said look for players with high free kick accuracy and high curve to give yourself the best chance of converting.
Where should you take the free kick from?
The optimal distance for scoring finesse free kicks is from the edge of the area up to around 31 – 32 yards out.
The further our you’re taking the free kick from remember to take into account your player’s free kick power rating which can be seen when changing the dead ball taker.
Any further than 32 yards conisder using a driven free kick to increase your success rate.
How hard should you hit it?
You want to stop the power bar between 1 and 2.5 bars up.
Obviously increase the power the further you get out but close in around the area you really don’t need to hit it hard at all.
Experiment in the Arena to get your bearings. (press the D pad in any direction to set up a free kick).
How to take the finesse free kick.
If you’re bending your freekick outside of the wall line the near post up with the second player on the wall. When you power up the shot hold the left thumbstick diagonally up and left if you’re taking the kick from the right and diagonally up and right if you’re taking the kick from the left. This will put the swerve and dip on the ball that you need to get up and down around the wall.
If you’re bending your freekick inside the wall aim the set piece towards the middle of the goal just wide of the goalkeeper and as you take it hold the left thumbstick diagonally up again but this time curl the ball away from the keeper.
The best way to master the finesse free kick it to practice in the Arena with different players of different abilities. Set the set pieces up from different areas around the box and practice, practice, practice until you’re banging them in more often than not.
The time spent in perfecting your freekicks will pay dividends when you get on the pitch when you start winning those games where you’d normally have dropped points.