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A Sweeper (also know as a Libero) is a defender, usually a CB, who sweeps up the ball if an opponent breaks into the defensive line. A sweeper is more active and keep their positions more fluid and dynamic rather than just man-marking their designated opponents. Usually, sweepers are more creative and have a good mentality attribute.

Sweepers may also be expected to build counter-attacks, and that is why a sweeper is good at ball control, passing (especially long balls) and they have good vision to trigger a counter-attack.

Sweeper in FIFA

In FIFA, there is no such a specific role or position as Sweeper, but CBs with good ball control, passing, vision and pace attributes can play the role of a sweeper.