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FIFA 14
FAQ written by TheMightyRoast

Controls

The game doesn't come with a physical manual. This is because EA wanted to reduce their carbon footprint. Instead there is a digital-only manual which can be obtained from off of the EA website. At the time of writing the manual was available at http://www.easports.com/fifa/news-updates-gameplay/article/fifa-14-xbox-360-ps3-pc-manual

I have listed all the controls from the manual here, including for skill moves, for the XBox 360 version of the game. I have added in other controls that I noticed were missing (e.g. user controlled celebrations).

Note: The control instructions below refer to the Classic controller configuration. Go to Customise>Settings>Controls to set up your preferences. Select one of the three controller configurations to use and turn the various Assistance options On if you want to learn at your own pace:
Assistance for new players

You don't have to be a pro to make impressive moves when you're out on the pitch. If you're new to FIFA 14, go to Controls under the Settings option to turn on Assistance for specific moves. This makes passes and saves easier, without the need for perfect timing or positioning. When you're ready for more of a challenge, choose SEMI for less assistance or MANUAL to earn every one of your goals without aid.

Movement

Movement
Move playerLS
First touch/knock-onRT + RS
SprintRT (hold)
Stop and face goalLS (release)
Protect/Slow dribble/JockeyLT (hold)
Face up dribblingLT + RT
Skill movesRS
Stop ballLS (release)


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Attacking

Attacking (simple)
Short pass/HeaderA
Lob pass/Cross/HeaderX
Through ballY
Shoot/Volley/HeaderB
Trigger player runLB
Chip shotLB + B
Finesse shotRB + B
Fake shotB, A
Fake passX, A


Attacking (advanced)
Hard stop protect (when dribbling)LT
Lobbed through ballLB + Y
Bouncing lob passRB + X
Low crossX (double tap)
Ground crossX (triple tap)
Early crossLB + X
Dummy a passRB (hold)
CancelLT + RT
Finesse passRB + A
Flair shotLT (hold) + B


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Defending

Defending
Change playerLB
Switch player (manual)RS
Tackle/Push or pull (when chasing)B
Pull and hold (when chasing)B (hold)
Sliding tackleX
ClearanceB
JockeyLT (hold)
ContainA (hold)
Teammate containRB (hold)
Running jockeyLT+RT


Goalkeeping
Drop kickB/X
Throw/PassA
Charge/Drop ballY
Stay on goal lineY (double tap)
Pick up the ballRB
Switch to GKBack button
Jockeying
To be successful defending the dribble, you will need to put yourself in a good position to tackle. Hold LT to face the dribble, and to control your speed.
Running Jockey
When the dribbler is moving too fast to keep up while jockeying, hold both LT and RT to jockey the dribbler at higher speeds.
Contain
Hold A to Contain the dribble. While containing your player will automatically jockey the dribbler a few yards away. You can change the distance that you jockey the dribbler by moving LS towards or away from the dribbler.
Teammate Contain
Holding RB calls a teammate to pressure the dribbler. If held while the player you are controlling is containing him, your teammate will double the dribbler.
Push Pull
To give your opponent a small tug when chasing him, or a shoulder challenge when beside him, press B. You can use this to slow the dribbler to catch up, or try to make him take a bad touch. If you are too aggressive, however, the referee may call a foul.


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Set pieces

Free kick (simple)
Ground passA
High pass/CrossX
Curled shotB
Driven shotLB + B
Wall jump (when defending)Y
Wall chargeA
Move wallLT/RT
Wall creepRB


Free kick (advanced)
Call 2nd kick takerLT
2nd kick taker curled shotLT + B
2nd kick taker layoff passLT + A
2nd kick taker layoff chipLT + X
2nd kick taker run over ballLT + B, A
Call 3rd kick takerRB
3rd kick taker curled shotRB + B
3rd kick taker run over ballRB + B, A


Corners and throw ins
Corners (lob cross)X
Corners (low cross)X (double tap)
Corners (ground cross)X (triple tap)
Corners (pass)A
Short throw inA
Short throw in (manual)Y
Long throw inX
Move throw in receiverLB


Penalty kick
ShootB
Finesse shotRB + B
Chip shotLB + B
Goalkeeper diveRS
Goalkeeper move side to sideLS (move side to side)


Coaching Tip: Penalties

Aiming: By default, you start aiming at the middle of the goal. From the moment you start powering up for a shot, you can move LS to aim anywhere inside the goal. The longer you hold LS in any particular direction, the farther your shot goes in that direction. Be careful with how long you hold LS, as letting go too soon results in a shot closer to the middle of the goal, and holding it for too long causes you to miss the goal.

Saving: Committing to a save direction early allows you to reach farther and save shots close to the corner of the goals. However, diving farther to the side makes it more difficult to save shots aimed toward the middle of the goal.

If you think the kick taker is going for placement rather than power, you can try to react to the shot by holding RS in any direction after the ball has been kicked.


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Skill Moves

Skill Moves

Skills moves can be performed by all players. The type of skill your player can execute depends on his skill level. A player with the highest skill level can perform the most difficult and effective skills in the game, whereas a player with a lower skill level will attempt a simpler version of a trick or may altogether fail in his attempt of that skill. The speed at which a skill move is executed depends on your player's agility attribute. For example, an agile player like Cristiano Ronaldo can perform skills at a much quicker pace than a player with lower agility.

All of the skills are broken down into five levels of difficulty. One-star moves are the most basic and can be performed by all players in the game. Two-, three-, and four-star moves can be done by players who are relatively skilful in real life. Five-star moves can only be performed by the most skilled footballers such as Cristiano Ronaldo (go to the 5-star skillers section for a full list).

Note: The controls listed below assume that the controlled player is moving vertically upwards and should be amended depending on your player's direction.


1 star moves
Ball juggle (while standing)LT (hold) + RB
Foot fake (while standing)LB (hold)


2 star moves
Body feint (left or right)RS left/RS right (flick)
Stepover (left or right)RS up, RS diagonally up and left, RS left/RS up, RS diagonally up and right, RS right
Reverse stepover (left or right)RS left, RS diagonally up and left, RS up/RS right, RS diagonally up and right, RS up
Ball roll (left or right)RS left/RS right (hold)
Drag back (while standing)RB + LS down (flick)


3 star moves
Heel flickRS up, RS down (flick)
Flick upRS up, RS up RS up (flick)
Roulette (left or right)RS down, RS diagonally down and right, RS right, RS diagonally up and right, RS up, RS diagonally up and left, RS left/ RS down, RS diagonally down and left, RS left, RS diagonally up and left, RS up, RS diagonally up and right, RS right
Fake left and go rightRS left, RS diagonally down and left, RS down, RS diagonally down and right, RS right
Fake right and go leftRS right, RS diagonally down and right, RS down, RS diagonally down and left, RS left


4 star moves
Ball hop (while standing)RS (tap)
Ball roll cut leftRS right (hold), LS left (hold)
Ball roll cut rightRS left (hold), LS right (hold)
Heel to heel flickRS up, RS down (flick)
Simple rainbowRS down, RS up, RS up (flick)
Advanced rainbowRS down (flick), RS up (hold), RS up (flick)
Feint left and exit rightRS left, RS diagonally down and left, RS down, RS diagonally down and right, RS right
Feint right and exit leftRS right, RS diagonally down and right, RS down, RS diagonally down and left, RS left
Heel chop left (while running)RS diagonally down and left, RS diagonally down and left
Heel chop right (while running)RS diagonally down and right, RS diagonally down and right
Scoop turn left (while standing)RS diagonally down and left, RS diagonally down and left
Scoop turn right (while standing)RS diagonally down and right, RS diagonally down and right
Stop and turn left/right (while running)RS up, RS left (flick), RS up, RS right (flick)


5 star moves
ElasticoRS right, RS diagonally down and right, RS down, RS diagonally down and left, RS left
Reverse elasticoRS left, RS diagonally down and left, RS down, RS diagonally down and right, RS right
Drag back fake and exit left (while standing)RB + LS down, LS diagonally down and right, LS right, LS diagonally down and right, LS down, LS diagonally down and left, LS left
Drag back fake + exit right (while standing)RB + LS down, LS diagonally down and left, LS left, LS diagonally down and left, LS down, LS diagonally down and right, LS right
Hocus pocusRS down, RS diagonally down and left, RS left, RS diagonally down and left, RS down, RS diagonally down and right, RS right
Triple elasticoRS down, RS diagonally down and right, RS right, RS diagonally down and right, RS down, RS diagonally down and left, RS left
Ball roll and flick leftRS right (hold), RS up (flick)
Ball roll and flick rightRS left (hold), RS up (flick)
Quick ball rolls (while standing)RS down (hold)
Sombrero flick (while standing)RS up, RS up, RS down (flick)
Turn and spin (left or right)RS up, RS left (flick)/RS up, RS right (flick)
Ball roll fake left (while standing)RS left (hold), RS right (flick)
Ball roll fake right (while standing)RS right (hold), RS left (flick)
Rabona fake (while jogging)LT + X/B, A + LS down
Elastico chop leftRS down, RS left (flick)
Elastico chop rightRS down, RS right (flick)


5 star juggling tricks
Laces flick upLT + RB (hold)
Sombrero flick backwardsLS down (hold)
Sombrero flick leftLS left (hold)
Sombrero flick rightLS right (hold)
Around the worldRS down, RS diagonally down and left, RS left, RS diagonally up and left, RS up, RS diagonally up and right, RS right/RS down, RS diagonally down and right, RS right, RS diagonally up and right, RS up, RS diagonally up and left, RS left, RS diagonally down and left
In air elasticoRS left, RS right (flick)/RS right, RS left (flick)
Flick up for a volleyLS up (hold)
Chest flickLS up, LS (hold), RS (triple tap)
T. around the worldRS down, RS diagonally down and left, RS left, RS diagonally up and left, RS up, RS diagonally up and right, RS right, RS diagonally down and right, RS up (flick)


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User Controlled Celebrations

The controls for this section are not in the EA manual but can be found in Customise>Settings>Celebrations. Also view the video to see some of the celebrations that are new to FIFA 14.

You can skip UCC by pressing RB + LB.


Running Moves
One arm raisedB (hold)
Thumb suckX (hold)
Ear twistY (hold)
Finger pointsB (tap) B (hold)
Arms outX (tap) X (hold)
Wrist flickY (tap) Y (hold)
AirplaneRS (hold)
Point to skyRS up (hold)
Shhhhhh!RS right (hold)
TelephoneRS down (hold)
Can you hear meRS left (hold)
Hands outRS right (flick), RS left (hold)
Come onRS left (flick), RS right (hold)
Blow kissesRS down (flick), RS up (hold)
Double arm swingRS up (flick), RS down (hold)
Flying birdRS right (flick), RS right (hold)
Hand on headRS left (flick), RS left (hold)
Heart SymbolRS down (flick), RS down (hold)
Arms pointing upRS up (flick), RS up (hold)
WindmillRS up, RS right, RS down, RS left




Finishing Moves
Point to the SkyLB (hold) + B
Show respectLB (hold) + B (double tap)
Bottom danceLB (hold) + X (double tap)
Standing archerLB (hold) + RS right (hold)
Punch and dodgeLB (hold) + RS left (hold)
Chest slideLB (hold) + RS down (flick), RS up (flick)
Head shakeLB (hold) + RS left (flick), RS right (flick)
Signature finishing moveA
Backflip (agile player) or arms to crowdLB (hold) + RS up (flick), RS up (flick)
Hand spring (agile player) or roll and punchLB (hold) + RS up, RS right, RS down, RS left
Double backflip (agile player) or rollLB (hold) + RS up, RS left, RS down, RS right
Uppercut jump punchLB (hold) + RS
ViolinistLT (hold) + X
Spanish archerLT (hold) + Y
MovemberLT (hold) + B (double tap)
Hands on earsLT (hold) + X (double tap)
Heel tapsLT (hold) + Y (double tap)
Knee slide arms outLT (hold) + RS up (hold)
I can't hear youLT (hold) + RS right (hold)
Side slideLT (hold) + RS down (hold)
Brick fallLT (hold) + RS left (hold)
Le Cirque La BelleLT (hold) + RS down (flick), RS up (flick)
Knee slideLT (hold) + RS up (flick), RS down (flick)
Samba danceLT (hold) + RS left (flick), RS right (flick)
Who am ILT (hold) + RS right (flick), RS left (flick)
Front flip (agile player) or toreroLT (hold) + RS up (flick), RS up (flick)
Knee slide to sitLT (hold) + RS down (flick), RS down (flick)
Bird walkLT (hold) + RS left (flick), RS left (flick)
Flip (agile player) or cartwheelLT (hold) + RS up, RS right, RS down, RS left
Twist flip (agile player) or cartwheel and rollLT (hold) + RS up, RS left, RS down, RS right
RobotLT (hold) + RS
If I catch youRT (hold) + RS
Why always meRB (hold) + Y (double tap)
SurferRB (hold) + RS left (hold)
Kiss the pitchRT (hold) + B (double tap)
Pit bullRB (hold) + B
The saluteRB (hold) + Y
Water hoseRT (hold) + RS down (flick), RS down (flick)
PeacockRB (hold) + B (double tap)
Telling offRT (hold) + B
MoonwalkRB (hold) + RS left (flick), RS left (flick)


Pro Unlockables Finishing Moves
Many bowsRT (hold) + RS up (hold)
PardonRT (hold) + RS right (hold)
Fall to knees and begRT (hold) + RS down (hold)
Back flipsRT (hold) + X (double tap)
Slide on backRB (hold) + X (double tap)
CockroachRB (hold) + RS
River danceRB (hold) + RS up (flick), RS up (flick)
Break danceRB (hold) + RS right (flick), RS right (flick)
Praise on kneesRT (hold) + RS left (hold)
Backwards wormRB (hold) + RS up, RS left, RS down, RS right
Uncontrolled back flipRT (hold) + RS up, RS right, RS down, RS left
HandstandRT (hold) + RS up, RS left, RS down, RS right
Spin and fallRT (hold) + RS up (flick), RS up (flick)
Rowing on kneesRT (hold) + RS left (flick), RS left (flick)
Seated rowingRT (hold) + RS right (flick), RS right (flick)
Knee walkRT (hold) + X
Cradle swingRT (hold) + Y
BabyRT (hold) + Y (double tap)
Flying diveRB (hold) + RS up (hold)
Karate kicksRB (hold) + RS right (hold)
Jump kickRB (hold) + RS down (hold)
Ice skatingRB (hold) + RS down (flick), RS up (flick)
Golf swingRB (hold) + RS left (flick), RS right (flick)
Dance 1RT (hold) + RS down (flick), RS up (flick)
Dance 2RT (hold) + RS up (flick), RS down (flick)
Dance 3RT (hold) + RS left (flick), RS right (flick)
Dance 4RT (hold) + RS right (flick), RS left (flick)


Belly flopLB (hold) + X
Riding the waveLB (hold) + Y
Calm downLB (hold) + Y (double tap)
The bearLB (hold) + RS up
Riding the catLB (hold) + RS down
Chicken danceLB (hold) + RS up, RS down
MueveloLB (hold) + RS right, RS left
Patty CakeLB (hold) + RS right, RS right
The businessLB (hold) + RS down, RS down
Gallop danceLB (hold) + RS (press)
Muscle flexRB (hold) + RS up (flick), RS down (flick)
Push upsRB (hold) + RS right (flick), RS left (flick)
The wormRB (hold) + RS up, RS right, RS down, RS left
DanceRB (hold) + RS down (flick), RS down (flick)
Prancing birdRB (hold) + X


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Be a Pro

Be a Pro Player Controls
If you're going to play as a pro, you've got to think like one. When your team is on the attack, time your runs and call for the ball at the right time. When defending, ensure you cover any dangers posed by your opponents. Teamwork is everything in football, and communication with your teammates is the key to success. Wherever you are on the field, make sure you use the following controls to increase your chances of victory, like calling for the ball.
Be a Pro Player Controls
Call for pass/CrossA
Call for or suggest through ballY
Suggest shotB


Be a Pro Goalkeeper Controls
Goalkeeper is one of the most important positions on the pitch. In Be A Pro Goalkeeper, you take control of the goalie and must keep your team's net secure! Maintain good positioning in front of the net, make saving shots, cut off crosses, and distribute the ball to your teammates after saves. Stay alert! You cannot afford to fail.

NOTE: There are two camera modes in Be A Pro Goalkeeper. One allows you to follow the ball as the action takes place on the pitch. The other allows you to focus on the goalkeeper and prepare for oncoming attacks. Press Back button to switch between them in order to maintain appropriate positioning on the pitch.
Attacking off the ball
Call for or suggest passA
Suggest through ballY
Suggest crossX
Suggest shotB
Toggle camera targetBack


Defending own box
DiveRS (hold)/A (while moving)
AutopositioningLB (hold)
Slow movement facing ballLT + LS
Charge/PunchY (hold)
Dive at feetX
Anticipation saveB
2nd defender containRB (hold)
Toggle camera targetBack


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Kinect

here is a list of all the Kinect commands you can use:

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Other

Tactics
Offside trapD-Pad up then up
Team pressD-Pad up then down
Swap wingsD-Pad up then left
CB joins attackD-Pad up then right
Decrease attacking mentalityD-Pad left
Increase attacking mentalityD-Pad right




















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