Dribbling is crucial when playing a match in FIFA 22. You won’t be able to score in FIFA 22 until you carry the ball and pass your opponent.x The better you are at dribbling, the easier you can control your game.
Basic Dribbling & Controls
You must first master the dribbling controls in FIFA 22 before moving on to the next stage. The list of these control buttons can be found below. Memorize and familiarise yourself with the buttons. The Practice Arena is a wonderful area to try them out and practise your dribbling.
|Action||PlayStation Buttons||Xbox / PC Buttons|
|Move / Dribble / Carry the ball||L||L|
|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|
|Sprint / Fast Dribble||R2 Hold Down + Direction||RT Hold Down + Direction|
|Slow Dribble (11v11 Only)||L2 + R2 + L + Direction||LT + RT + L + Direction|
|Face Up Dribbling||L2 + R2||LT + RT|
|Strafe Dribble||L1 + L||LB + L|
|Strafe Dribble (Lock Face Angle)||L1 + R1 + L||LB + RB + L|
|Let Ball Run||R1 Press and Hold + L (Away From Ball)||RB Press and Hold + L (Away From Ball)|
|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||L + no direction + L1||L + no direction + LB|
|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)|
|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]|
|Dummy a Pass||L + no direction + R1 Press and Hold||L + no direction + RB Press and Hold|
|Call for Support||R1||RB|
|Cancel||L2 + R2||LT + RT|
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 L2+R2/LT+RT)
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 initial step in dribbling is to guard the ball (by pressing the L2/LT button). Sprinting (when moving, hold the R2/RT button) will also help you pass your opponents. Slow dribbling (by holding the L1/LB button) is sometimes necessary to create extra 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 ⇩)
- Strafe Dribbling (L1 + L / (LB + 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.
Strafe Dribbling (L1 + L / (LB + L) is a new dribbling technique in FIFA 22 and a very effective method for dribbling.
Do More Skill Moves
Performing more skill moves is crucial for dribbling in FIFA 22. 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. Try to have at least two players with high dribbling rate in your team if you are playing FIFA Ultimate Team. Otherwise, choose your best available dribblers in your team for the positions that you need to dribble the ball more often.