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FIFA 18: 5 defending skills to improve your goal difference

1.74K   //    09 Oct 2017, 13:07 IST

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FIFA 18 was released worldwide on 29th September 2017

With the new and improved FIFA out in the market, gamers set out raiding on the internet for tips and tricks regarding new skills to be learned in the video game to be compatible with the new standards in the game.

While FIFA 18 is believed to be only a soft reboot of the sporting game, defending remains to be one of the most challenging aspects of the game.

The new dynamics in the improved version have been of little help to the defenders, as the major emphasis has been laid to the offence and graphical aspects.

While defending gets tougher with every new FIFA title due to the improvements in the AI, let's have a look at how to shut the tides to your goal and improve the goal difference to make an even bigger mark with these 5 defending tactics:

#1: Sliding tackle

Netherlands v Argentina: Semi Final - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
Argentine Javier Mascherano is known for his last-minute sliding tackles

Sliding tackles should be used as a last resort against skill moves and possession-based passing play. However, the robust tackles are the most effective against counter-attacking football.

Taking a long time to complete their executions, sliding tackle is arguably not the most efficient way to win the ball, but amends can be made for good with proper timing and quick recovery post-slide.

Controls: Square (PlayStation) / X (XBOX)

Timing: After the opponent touches the ball for the first time

The sliding tackle execution button could be pressed again while sliding to decrease the time on the ground and to ensure that the defender gets back on his feet at the earliest.

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