How to Pass in FIFA13

Passing | FIFA 13 how to pass

There are many types of passing that you can use in FIFA 13. These moves however vary depending on the skill level of the player that you are using. Indeed, there are players who can bend the ball to avoid their opponents, and these include Xavi, Messi, Iniesta, Ronaldo … to name a few. However, if you have already exhausted the energy of your player, passing may be difficult to do even if he is already a high skill type.
It is therefore important that you learn the different passing techniques in FIFA 13 so that you know which kind to use at a particular situation without exhausting your player’s energy.

Ground Pass | Straight Passing

When passing the ball, you must keep in mind that the ball can move faster than your player. If you are looking to move the ball up the pitch, or if you see a player who is ready to receive the ball in a direction that you want to go to, then pass it right away.
You can also pass the ball quick to an available team member in order to stretch defenders and create an opening. This is necessary when you are playing against high pressure abusing players who know how to cut your time on the ball.
When caught in this kind of situation, you should keep looking for ways to move the ball and press for the next pass right when it arrives at you’re player’s feet. When you are going to take the ball up the pitch, add in a one-two pass so that it would be easier for you to move your players further and create more passing options.
You will have to keep your eye on your teammate’s position so that you are able to release the ball quickly and accurately. With constant practice, this move will become easier to do. You will also develop an understanding of where your players are going to be if you apply the same formation on a few games.

1-2 Passing | One Two Pass

The best way to get through an opponent’s defense is by doing a one two pass. This allows the passer to run right when the ball is released so that he can then position himself as a receiver after making his run. This is an effective form of getting around the defenders and making your players run into the space behind the opposition.
To start a one two pass, just hold the left bumper when you pass the ball to another player, then pass the ball back to any direction to complete the move. Once you have set off a one two pass, it’s not necessary for you to return the ball to the first player and rather use them to confuse the defense as you move the other players up the pitch. Most of the time your player will keep running until the player is interrupted, they tend to become offside. Now something you want to be careful of is that when you send teammate A and he runs offside then even if you make a pass to onside teammate B, the game will 95% call it offside because the computer will confuse it for passing it to teammate A. So, it’s important that you become aware of the player running offside in these situations.
When making a return pass, you can use lobbed through ball, a ground through ball or a ground pass variation. If you want to lob the ball over an opponent, simply hold the left bumper and press through-pass button in order so that you can return the ball in a lobbed manner. This is useful when you have fast attacking players or if you want to exploit your players that do not cover runs. Meanwhile, if you try a lobbed through ball and the defense doesn’t follow the runner then find a way to make use of this during the game. Do not overuse it though, you will become predictable to your opponent and also a nuisance to play against.

Thru Pass | Passing Through Balls

Just like the one two pass, through balls are an important technique of getting the ball in and around the defense. This may be done through the middle or down the wings to create the opportunity to shoot.
Use this move to play a ball ahead of the receiving player so that they can run to it. You can also use a lobbed through ball move especially when sending your players on a run, or during the end of a one two pass.
The straight through ball is different from the lobbed ball mainly because it is played on the ground. In order to see which type of through ball move is best suitable to do, check whether the defenders are close to intercept it. If they are pressing you too much, then use the lobbed through instead of the straight through, so that they will not be able to get the ball. Try to avoid through lobbing a pass near the boundaries, 80% chance it will go out of bounds. A ground through ball is also easier to control on a breakaway compared to a lobbed through.
If the defense players are far from your current position, then the straight through pass would be the more ideal move, as you have the space to pass the ball to another player. You also don’t have to wait for the ball to land as compared to a lobbed through. Hence, saving you crucial seconds.
When using any type of through ball, you will need a player present in the open space to receive the ball. It’s not necessary to pass the ball to a player on a run but there should be someone available to act as the receiver so that the defense will not be able to intercept. Your players will occasionally make a run into an attacking area, thus you should be mindful of their presence on the field and always be ready to make that pass.
When doing a through ball, make sure that your striker is not in possession of the ball. You can make your striker approach the ball at another angle so that you can prepare for a shot or pass by using the double trigger. Take your striker to the side of the ball’s direction to confuse the defense and that your player will not slow down when taking a touch. Sending your player on a run via the left bumper allows you to create more space, and at the same time it will drag the other players away as they attempt to mark the run.

Thru Lob Pass | Through Lobbed Passing

A lobbed pass is where you through the ball high up in the air rather than passing it along the ground. In many ways the lobbed pass helps in keeping your team in charge of the ball, especially when you are caught in a tight defense.
The lobbed pass gets the ball out of the area in which you are pressed by your opponent. Your team members will be able to get the ball and bring it towards a goal later on, especially when they are already anticipating for your pitch. It is also useful for switching from one side of the pitch to another without having to go through the other players in the middle and creating space in the other side of the pitch.
When using a lobbed pass across the pitch, use around ¾ power so that the ball reaches the other side with a player ready to receive it as soon as it lands.

Driven Lobbed Ball | Bouncing Grounder Pass

A driven lobbed ball is useful when playing from a distance as a long ball. When used as a short ball with low power, it will only drive a pass to the attacker and above the feet of the nearby defense. This will make it hard for them to intercept; at the same time it creates space for the attacker to go towards goal.
To do a driven lobbed ball, hold the right bumper and press lobbed pass. This will make the ball low but with high power so it gets to the player faster.

Lobbed Through Ball from Kickoff

Another technique that can be used for attacking that is often misused and abused is a lobbed through ball from kick off. Many online players do this after their kick off play using a one two pass, and this sends the attacker going down field. They will next try to play a lobbed through ball to the running attacker, making the defense unaware that they are actually heading towards the wrong way.
When this situation happens, you will that the attacker runs forward with his arm pointing like a one two pass. The best action to do is select a midfield player or a defender and keep running and holding backwards for a few seconds to follow his run. If they don’t do the lobbed ball after a few seconds then you may just continue with your game; if they do follow the lobbed ball, you need a player to defend it and keep the attacker from getting goal.
It may take a few errors to get the right timing when doing this move, but once mastered, it can be one of your most useful moves on FIFA 13.