FIFA 23 Dribbling Guide

FIFA 23 Dribbling Tutorial

When playing a match in the FIFA 23 video game, dribbling is essential. In FIFA 23, you won’t be able to score until you carry the ball and pass your opponent. The better you dribble, the easier it will be to keep your game under control.

Basic Dribbling Moves

You must first master the dribbling controls in FIFA 23 in order to become a pro player. The list of basic moves and controls for dribbling in FIFA 23 can be found below. Do memorise and get familiarised yourself with these controls. The Practice Arena in FIFA 23 is a great place to try them out and practise your dribbling.


Action PlayStation Buttons Xbox / PC Buttons
Move / Dribble / Carry the ball L L
Protect Ball L2 LT
Skill Moves R R
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
Trigger Run L1 LB
Call for Support R1 RB
Cancel L2 + R2 LT + RT

Basic Moves

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. Familiarizing yourself with the skill moves will also help you 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 such as:

  • 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 23 and a very effective method for dribbling.

Do More Skill Moves

Performing more skill moves could also be crucial for successful dribbling. Get familiar with all the skills 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 Squad

The player with the higher dribbling attribute (DRI) will perform the better dribbling. Try to have at least two players with a high dribbling rate in your team if you are playing FUT. Otherwise, choose your best available dribblers in your team for the positions where you need to dribble the ball more often.


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