On this page of our FIFA 23 guide we explain passes and show how to do them properly.
- In-tempo Passing
- Ground Pass
- Lob Pass
- Long / Overhead Pass
- Run-in Pass
- Perpendicular ground and lob pass
- Signature Pass, Heel Pass
A good pass is one in which the player receives the ball in-tempo (without having to slow down) so that the flow of the game is not disturbed. If your pass misses, you can miss an opportunity to counter, and in the worst case scenario, lose the ball.
Ground pass (X / A) is the most commonly used technique when playing the ball from under the penalty area, but it is also perfect for playing in the middle of the field, or even near the opponent's penalty area. In FIFA 23 , always direct ground passes towards players who are standing close to your player, so that the opponent does not have the opportunity to take the ball. Also, remember to turn to the recipient and apply the right power and precision to the pass.
You can also use a stronger version of the ground pass (R1 X / RB A), which makes long-range passes easier. Overdoing it at close range may end with the pass having too much force, and it will just bounce off the recipient's leg.
Raised passes (2 * X / 2 * A) are great when you want to pass the ball over an opponent who is making an intercept or slide tackle, or when you want to pass the ball to another player so that he can perform a air shot.
Long / Overhead Pass
Long passes in FIFA 23 are primarily used to shift the weight of the game to the other side of the pitch or when there is a chance of activating a quick wing player or striker.
Long passes can be performed on the ground or overhead. Before making such a pass, pay attention to the current situation on the pitch and assess whether the ball has a chance of reaching the recipient. Remember that the greater the distance between the player initiating the pass and the recipient, the greater the probability that the ball will be taken over by the opponent.
A run-in pass in FIFA 23 involves making quick, one-touch passes between players who are close to each other (L1 X / LB A). Thanks to this technique, you can play the ball in a very small area and quickly free yourself from covering.
Note that the initiating player always runs forward a bit (this is signaled by a forward movement of his hand and an indication of the direction) and waits for the ball to be returned. Remember to perform this type of pass with moderate force so that the ball does not bounce off the player's leg.
Perpendicular ground and lob pass
A perpendicular ground pass (Triangle / Y) to a player running away from the defenders is in many cases the best way to bypass the opponent's defensive line and work out a goal situation. These types of passes are extremely effective in FIFA 23 and should be used as often as possible, especially when your team has fast strikers / wingers. However, remember not to pass the ball too hard, because the player may simply not reach it.
A perpendicular pass (L1 triangle / LB Y) opens the chance to play the ball while avoiding one or even two defensive formations of the opponent and open the way to the goal. However, be careful that the pass is not too strong.
In FIFA 23, you can also make a flat, overhead perpendicular pass (L1 R1 triangle / RB LB Y) to send the ball to the player's head. This can be useful, for example, during counters.
Signature Pass, Heel Pass
The signature passing (L2 X / LT A) is a sophisticated way to play the ball, in which players show their excellent technical training. This results, for example, in a heel pass or a turnover pass, etc. Performing this type of pass in FIFA 23 may require some extra effort.