On this page of the FIFA 22 game guide, you will learn how to play goalkeeper, how to get out of the goal and how to stop penalty kicks.
A good goalkeeper is the backbone of any team, as he is the last hope of defending the goal when the opponent has managed to break through your defensive line. During a match in FIFA 22, the goalkeeper has many opportunities to engage with his team's play.
The drop kick is by far the least accurate technique of restarting the game from your own goal box. You can never be sure if you will be able to acquire the ball in the middle of the pitch. In order to perform a drop kick, you have to press the header button, then choose the direction and force of the play.
While performing a drop kick, try to target a sector of the pitch that contains more players from your team, so your team has a better chance of capturing the ball and making a play.
Restarting the game with a pass
Restarting the game with a pass to the nearest defender is a common practice in FIFA 22. Before passing the ball to the nearest defender, make sure he isn't targeted by any of the opposing team's players. To resume play with a short pass, press the pass button and choose the right direction.
If you resume the play with a short kick, you should always pay attention to the strikers of the opposing team, who may try to intercept the ball.
Throwing the ball is a simple way to get the offense back on the track and start a counter-attack with support from the side defenders and/or the wingers. A precise throw of the ball should be used when you have managed to defend a shot or picked up the ball and you want to quickly resume play by passing it to the nearest safe player. To resume the play with a throw, press the key responsible for the pass and determine the direction and force of the action.
In some situations, you will be forced to get the goalkeeper out of the goal line in order to prevent an enemy striker from performing a shot. If you want to perform this maneuver effectively, you have to wait for the right moment, preferably when the striker has released the ball too far or when the pass to the running player is too long. In order to move the goalkeeper out of the goal box, you have press the corresponding button - Triangle on the PS, Y on the Xbox.
Defending a penalty shot in FIFA 22 is a lottery in which two things matter: luck and your opponent's potential mistake. Every Player performs penalty kicks a bit differently, so it's difficult to come up with any reliable defensive tactics. It is always worth paying attention to which direction the opponent's player is facing and waiting until the last second before diving towards the selected direction.