As the commentators say, “There is no better sight in football than a headed goal”, and to get a good headed goal, you certainly need a decent cross. One of the biggest changes this year has been player strength. In particular, prominence has been given to head. Therefore corners and crosses are much more vital. So make sure you are putting a lot of balls into the box.
With a strong striker with good heading stats, you will score lots of goals from crossing. There are ways to cross near post, far post and high and low. You need to know how and when to use each. You can also do an early cross which is very effective holding LB on Xbox or L1 on PlayStation.
Keep an eye inside the box
It’s important that you buy time enough so that your players can reach the box. If you find your striker slightly ahead of the defender, deliver the ball immediately as this way, he will have more chances of scoring. On the other hand, if you take too long to deliver the ball into the box, it can give defenders enough time to recover, and you attack may go to waste. So act fast and act wisely. Furthermore, make sure that your main striker isn’t the one crossing the ball into the box. If a striker is in possession on the wing, you can perform a couple of back passes and then attack again.
Crossing angles and player positioning
This is probably the most crucial tip to remember. If your player running away from goal at an angle with the sprint button held down and you try a cross the ball it will have little accuracy and you will be lucky to keep the ball in play. It is important that your player crossing the ball is on his stronger foot and if possible, is facing towards the area he is crossing or at least on an angle to it. This will result in the optimum accuracy for the cross. Running parallel to the area is also nice if you want to whip an out-swinging ball away from the goalkeeper.
Crossing is able to make or even break a team. There are lots of techniques to cross the ball into the goal. These various types of crosses we have gone over are effective if you make full use of them. Keep in mind that you can choose to have shiny players to do them. To get the rare players, you need to do trading to get enough FIFA 14 coins , or you can choose a reliable online FIFA 14 coins shop to purchase!