FIFA 21 Controls Guide for PlayStation and Xbox

FIFA 21 offers a various set of different controls such as individual key hits for normal movement, defense, attack, free kicks, goalkeeper, corners & throw ins, tactics penalties and the Be a Pro controls in FIFA 21. This Guide will show you a list of all FIFA 21 controls and their key combinations.

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FIFA 21 Controls Guide for PlayStation and Xbox

Movement

Action PlayStation Controls Xbox Controls
Move Player L L
Sprint R2 Hold Down + Direction RT Hold Down + Direction
Shield/Jockey L2 Hold Down + Direction LT Hold Down + Direction
First Touch / Knock-On R2 + R + Direction RT + R + Direction
Stop and Face Goal L + no direction + L1 L + no direction + LB
Face Up Dribbling L2 + R2 LT + RT
Strafe Dribble L1+ L LB+ L
Strafe Dribble (Lock Face Angle) L1 + R1 + L LB + RB + L
Stop Ball R2 + no direction RT + no direction
Jostle (Ball In Air) L2 LT
Skill Moves R R
Slow Dribble (11v11 Only) L2 + R2 + L + Direction LT + RT + L + Direction
Simple Skill Moves (VOLTA Football only) L2 + R2 + L + Direction LT + RT + L + Direction
Simple Flicks (VOLTA FOOTBALL only) R3 + L + Direction R3 + L + Direction
Taunts (VOLTA FOOTBALL only) L + no direction + R2 Hold Down L + no direction + R2 Hold Down

 

Simple Attacks

Action PlayStation Controls Xbox Controls
Ground Pass/Header X A
Lob Pass / Cross / Header X
Through Pass Y
Shoot / Volley / Header B
Time Your Shot ◯ + ◯ (Timed) B + B (Timed)
Chip Shot L1 + ◯ LB + B
Finesse Shot R1 + ◯ RB + B
Low Shot/Downward Header L1 + R1 + ◯ LB + RB + B
Fake Shot ◯ then X + Direction B then A + Direction
Fake Pass ▢ then X + Direction X then A + Direction
Threaded Through Pass R1 + △ RB + Y
Rewind and Try Again (Kick-Off Only) L2 + R2 Option LT + R2 Start

 

Advanced Attacking

Action PlayStation Controls Xbox Controls
Protect Ball L2 LT
Driven Ground Pass R1 + X RB + A
Lofted Ground Pass X + X A + A
Lofted Through Pass △ + △ Y + Y
Lobbed Through Pass L1 + △ LB + Y
Driven Lobbed Through Pass L1 + R1 + △ LB + RB + Y
Driven Lob Pass/ Driven Cross R1 + ▢ RB + X
High Lob / High Cross L1 + ▢ LB + X
Ground Cross ▢ + ▢ X + X
Whipped Cross L1 + R1 + ▢ LB + RB + X
Driven Ground Cross R1 + ▢ + ▢ RB + X + X
Trigger Run L1 LB
Call for Support R1 RB
Dummy a Pass L + no direction + R1 Press and Hold L + no direction + RB Press and Hold
Cancel L2 + R2 LT + RT
Flair Pass L2 + X LT + A
Flair Shot L2 + ◯ LT + B
Flair Lob L2 + ▢ LT + X
Let Ball Run R1 Press and Hold + L (Away From Ball) RB Press and Hold + L (Away From Ball)
Flick Up For Volley R3 R3
Disguised First Touch R1 Press and Hold + L (Towards Ball) RB Press and Hold + L (Towards Ball)
Set Up Touch R1 + R + Direction (Hold) RB + R + Direction (Hold)
Pass and Go L1 + X LB + A
Pass and Move X + R + Direction (Hold) A + R + Direction (Hold)
Directional Runs Tap L1 + R (Flick in any Direction) Tap LB + R (Flick in any Direction)
Player Lock L + R L + R
Switching (Player Lock) L (Flick in any Direction) L (Flick in any Direction)
Hard Super Cancel L1 + R1 + L2 + R2 LB + RB + LT + RT
Cancel Foul Advantage L2 + R2 LT + RT

 

Tactics

Action PlayStation Controls Xbox Controls
Display Attacking Tactics D-Pad: UP D-Pad: UP
Get In The Box D-Pad: UP then UP D-Pad: UP then UP
Attacking Full Backs D-Pad: UP then RIGHT D-Pad: UP then RIGHT
Hug Sideline D-Pad: UP then LEFT D-Pad: UP then LEFT
Extra Striker D-Pad: UP then DOWN D-Pad: UP then DOWN
Display Defending Tactics D-Pad: DOWN D-Pad: DOWN
Striker Drop Back D-Pad: DOWN then UP D-Pad: DOWN then UP
Team Press D-Pad: DOWN then RIGHT D-Pad: DOWN then RIGHT
Overload Ball Side D-Pad: DOWN then LEFT D-Pad: DOWN then LEFT
Offside Trap D-Pad: DOWN then DOWN D-Pad: DOWN then DOWN
Change Game Plan D-Pad: RIGHT or LEFT D-Pad: RIGHT or LEFT
Quick Substitutes R2 RT
Change Mentality (VOLTA FOOTBALL only) D-Pad: RIGHT or LEFT D-Pad: RIGHT or LEFT

 

Defending

Action PlayStation Controls Xbox Controls
Change Player L1 LB
Switch Player (Manual) R + Direction R + Direction
Tackle/Push or Pull (when chasing) B
Hard Tackle ◯ Press and Hold B Press and Hold
Instant Hard Tackle R1 + ◯ RB + ◯
Sliding Tackle X
Hard Tackle (VOLTA FOOTBALL only) X
Clearance B
Shoulder Challenge/Sealout L2 Tap LT Tap
Jockey/Grab & hold L2 Hold Down LT Hold Down
Contain X Press and Hold A Press and Hold
Teammate Contain R1 Press and Hold RB Press and Hold
Running Jockey L2 + R2 Hold Down LT + RT Hold Down
Pull and Hold (when chasing) ◯ Press and Hold B Press and Hold
Quick Get Up (after slide tackle) X
Engage Shielding Opponent L2 + L Towards Shielding Dribbler LT + L Towards Shielding Dribbler
Rush Goalkeeper Out △ Press and Hold Y Press and Hold
Goalkeeper Cross Intercept △ + △ Press and Hold Y + Y Press and Hold

 

Goalkeeper

Action PlayStation Controls Xbox Controls
Drop Kick ◯ or ▢ B or X
Throw/Pass X A
Drop Ball Y
Pick Up Ball R1 RB
Driven Throw R1 + X RB + A
Driven Kick R1 + ▢ RB + X
Move Goalkeeper R3 Press and Hold + R R3 Press and Hold + R
GK Cover Far Post R3 Press and Hold R3 Press and Hold
Switch to GK Press Touchpad Press Touchpad

 

Set Pieces – Free Kicks

Action PlayStation Controls Xbox Controls
Aim L L
Move Kick Taker R R
Time Your Shot ◯ + ◯ (Timed) B + B (Timed)
Curled Shot ◯ or R Hold ⇩ B or R Hold ⇩
Apply Curl During Run Up R R
Driven Shot R1 + ◯ then L1 RB + B then LB
Ground Pass X A
High Pass / Cross X
Wall Jump Y
Wall Charge X A
Move Wall L2 or R2 LT or RT
Select Kick Taker R2 RT
Add Kick Taker R1 or L2 RB or LT
Move Goalkeeper ▢ or ◯ X or B

 

Set Pieces – Free Kicks – Advanced

Action PlayStation Controls Xbox Controls
Call 2nd Kick Taker L2 LT
2nd Kick Taker Curled Shot L2 + ◯ LT + B
2nd Kick Taker Layoff Pass L2 + X LT + A
2nd Kick Taker Layoff Chip L2 + ▢ LT + X
2nd Kick Taker Run Over Ball L2 + ◯ then X LT + B then A
Call 3rd Kick Taker R1 RB
3rd Kick Taker Curled Shot R1 + ◯ RB + B
3rd Kick Taker Run Over Ball R1 + ◯ then X RB + B then A

 

Corner & Throw Ins – Set Pieces

Action PlayStation Controls Xbox Controls
Corners – Lob Cross X
Corners – Pass X A
Aim Kick L L
Apply Kick Power X
Turn Aim Indicator On/Off D-Pad: UP D-Pad: UP
Display Corner Tactics D-Pad: DOWN D-Pad: DOWN
Run Far Post D-Pad: UP then DOWN D-Pad: UP then DOWN
Edge Of Box Run D-Pad: DOWN then LEFT D-Pad: DOWN then LEFT
Crowd the Goalkeeper D-Pad: DOWN then LEFT D-Pad: DOWN then LEFT
Run Near Post D-Pad: DOWN then DOWN D-Pad: DOWN then DOWN
Move Along Live (Throw In) L L
Short Throw In X A
Short Throw In (Manual) Y
Long Throw In ▢ Or X Press and Hold X Or A Press and Hold
Fake Throw ▢ + X Or X + ▢ A + X Or A + X

 

Penalties – Set Pieces

Action PlayStation Controls Xbox Controls
Aim L L
Shoot B
Move Kick Taker R R
Stutter L2 LT
Sprint R2 RT
Apply Kick Power B
Finesse Shot R1 + ◯ RB + B
Chip Shot L1 + ◯ LB + B
Select Kick Taker R2 RT
Turn Air Indicator On/Off D-Pad: UP D-Pad: UP
Goalkeeper Move Side to Side L + Direction L + Direction
Goalkeeper Dive R + Direction R + Direction
Goalkeeper Gestures X Or ◯ Or ▢ Or △ A Or B Or X Or Y

 

Be a Pro Player – Ball Attacks

Action PlayStation Controls Xbox Controls
Call for Pass X A
Call for or suggest Through Pass Y
Suggest Shot B
Call for Driven Ground Pass R1 + X RB + A
Call for Threaded Through Pass R1 + △ RB + Y
Call for Lobbed Through Pass L1 + △ LB + Y
Call for Far Lobbed Through Pass L1 + R1 + △ LB + RB + Y
Call for Cross X
Call for Ground Cross R1 + ▢ RB + ▢
Call for High Cross L1 + ▢ LB + ▢

 

Be a Pro Goalkeeper – Ball Attacks

Action PlayStation Controls Xbox Controls
Call for or suggest Pass X A
Suggest Through Pass Y
Suggest Shot B
Suggest Cross X
Toggle Camera Target Press Touchpad Press Select

 

Be a Pro Goalkeeper – Defending the Own Box

Action PlayStation Controls Xbox Controls
Dive R + Direction (Hold) R + Direction (Hold)
Autopositioning L1 Press and Hold LB Press and Hold
2nd Defender Contain R1 Press and Hold RB Press and Hold
Toggle Camera Target Press Touchpad Press Select

Written by: Tom Binsack

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