Dribbling is crucial in football, so is it in FIFA 19. Without carrying the ball and passing your opponent you cannot score in FIFA 19. The better you are at the dribbling, the easier you can control the game.
Dribbling system in FIFA 19 is more refined than before, the new Active Touch system will help you to control the ball way better. This dribbling tutorial will teach you how to get better at dribbling at controlling the ball in FIFA 19.
Basic Dribbling Controls
Before getting to any advanced stages, you need to know the dribbling controls of FIFA 19. Below is the list of these control buttons. Memorise the buttons and get familiar with them. The Practice Arena is a good place to try them and do some dribbling exercise.
|Action||PlayStation Buttons||Xbox / PC Buttons|
|Move / Dribble / Carry the ball||L||L|
|Sprint / Fast Dribble||R2 + direction||RT + direction|
|Slow Dribble||L1 + L||LB + L|
|Face Up Dribbling||L2 + R2||LT + RT|
|Let Ball Run||R1 + direction||RB + direction|
|Shield/Jockey||L2 Hold Down + direction||LT Hold Down + direction|
|First Touch/Knock-On||R2 + R + direction||RT + R + direction|
|Stop Ball||R2 + no direction||RT + no direction|
|Jostle (Ball In Air)||L2||LT|
|Stop and Face Goal||L1 + no direction||LB + no direction|
|Disguised First Touch||R1 Press and Hold + L (Towards Ball)||RB Press and Hold + L (Towards Ball)|
|No Touch Feints||R1 + L||RB + L|
|Fake Pass||▢ then X + direction||X then A + direction|
|Fake Shot||◯ then X + direction||B then A + direction|
|Time Your Shot||◯ + ◯ [Timed]||B + B [Timed]|
As for basic dribbling, you need to be good at these moves:
- Carrying the ball (L stick)
- Skill moves (R stick)
- Protecting the ball (L2/LT)
- Fast dribbling (Holding R2/RT)
- Slow dribbling (Holding L1/LB)
To carry the ball and pass your opponent you can just use the L stick. Using the R stick will also help you to do skill moves. Getting familiar with the skill moves will also help you a lot to perform the dribbling very well.
The first thing you need to do for dribbling is to protect the ball (Using L2/LT button). Sprinting (Holding R2/RT button when moving) will also assist you to pass your opponents. Sometimes you need to do slow dribbling (By holding L1/LB button) in order to make more space for yourself to take a shot or pass the ball.
More Advanced Moves
To move on, you need to do more advanced dribbling techniques:
- Face up dribbling (L2/LT + R2/RT)
- Drag Back (R1/RB + L Flick ⇩)
- No Touch Feints (R1 + L) / (RB + L)
- Fake Pass (▢ then X + direction) / (X then A + direction)
- Fake Shot (◯ then X + direction) / (B then A + direction)
Face Up Dribbling will help you to the most control of the ball while facing the goal. To perform this technique, use L2/LT + R2/RT buttons. Drag Back technique (R1/RB + L Flick ⇩) allows you to quickly switch to opposite directions when there is no open space for you to move into, which is way faster than manually turning around.
No Touch Feints (R1/RB + L) is very effective when you have a player running through and you are controlling them, it will help you let the ball roll through and maintain speed for your dribbling. Fake Pass and Fake Shot are good techniques to take over your opponent. By doing fake pass/shot, your opponent will go after the passed/shot ball which was fake, so it will give you more space to pass them.
Do More Skill Moves
Performing more skill moves is crucial for dribbling in FIFA 19. Get familiar with all the skill moves and make your fingers comfortable with using them. Take note that the skill moves are categorised based on the players Star Moves.
Have More Dribblers in Your Team
Player with higher DRI (dribbling) attribute will perform better dribbling. Check out the list of top dribbler in FIFA 19, try to have at least two of them in your team if you’re playing FUT. Otherwise, choose your best available dribblers in your team for the positions that you need to dribble the ball more often.
Keep Training and Learning
Keep playing and dribbling to improve your dribbling skills. Play both offline and online matches to and perform all dribbling techniques you have learned.
Watch more tutorial videos to learn more on. We have a few dribbling tutorial videos for you here: