On this page of the guide you'll learn about the set pieces that can be taken in FIFA 22 and the best ways of taking them.
The set pieces in FIFA 22, especially those taken near the opponent's penalty area, are always a great scoring opportunity, whether by taking a direct shot or passing the ball towards the strikers.
Throw-in is a classic play which restarts the game from the field's sidelines. When making a throw-in try to aim for a player who's not currently covered by an opponent or towards a player who's running in. Remember, if you hold down the pass button for longer, the player will throw the ball further away, reaching even the midfield or the penalty area.
Classic corner kicks
Before you take a corner kick, you'll see a cursor appearing in the opponent's penalty area, allowing you to choose where to aim your cross. Once you set the cursor in the right place, press the cross button and adjust the power. Remember not to kick the ball too hard, as you could end up kicking it over the penalty area, losing your chance to score.
Short corner kicks
The short corner kick in FIFA 22 involves a quick ground pass to the nearest player and then continuing the action by getting the ball into the penalty area. This kind of corner kick allows you to loosen up the situation in the penalty area and find a gap that can be used to score a goal. You can make one of the midfielders to run closer for the short corner kick by pressing the modifier button (R1/RT).
To take a free kick in FIFA 22, you should choose a player with the highest shooting power, accuracy and curve stats. If you want to aim at the right side of the goal, choose a left-footed player. On the other hand, when aiming at the left side of the goal, choose a right-footed player.
Free kicks in FIFA 22 can be taken in several ways depending on the situation:
- Penalty area cross: this type of free kick is taken when there's no chance of scoring with a direct shot;
- Short pass: this is how you restart the game around the midfield or even the enemy's goal line, if you want to create a better shooting opportunity and avoid the wall the opponent set up;
- Strong shot: you can attempt a strong shot directly at the goal from around 18 meters. First, choose the place your player will be aiming for and set the shooting power. Taking free kicks that end with a direct shot on goal requires a lot of practice so you will have to wait a while for the results;
- Technical shot: when setting the ball around 20 meters from the goal or closer, you may be tempted to take a technical curved shot. First, aim away from the opponent's wall, which usually means you'll be aiming outside the goal area. Then select your play with the right analog stick (curved shot) and set the appropriate shot power.
Penalty kicks in FIFA 22 are usually a lottery and involve a ton of tension, especially if they decide the outcome of a difficult match in Division Rivals or FUT Champions. To take a penalty kick press the shot button, choose the direction the ball should be sent in, then hold this direction until the shot is taken.
You can also use a modifier or a finesse shot modifier to take a technical shot. Remember to limit the shot's power to about 2 bars, if you set it too high it's likely the player will kick the ball over the goal, wasting the chance to score.