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FIFA 20: How to Defend, Defensive Controls

Defense is just as important as offense.

by William Schwartz

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Playing good defense in FIFA 20 is just as important as being a master goal scorer.  There’s plenty to learn on the defensive side of the pitch, whether that’s mastering your on-the-fly tactics or learning all the different controls at your disposal.  This FIFA 20 guide will explain how to defend and the defensive controls that you need to learn to win.

Along with knowing the controls you will also want to select which formation you are playing in and knowing which players are going to be where.  There are also advanced tactics within the controls that allow you to do things like drop players back, press the other team, and overload the ball.

Having a grasp on everything that’s available to you is a good place to start when trying to play good defense in FIFA 20.

FIFA 20 All Defensive Controls

ActionPlayStationXbox / PC
Change PlayerL1LB
Change Player (Manual)RS + directionRS + direction
Push or Pull (when chasing)B
Pull and Hold◯ (hold)B (hold)
TackleB
Hard Tackle◯ (hold)B (hold)
Sliding TackleX
Quick Get Up After Slide TackleX
ClearanceB
Jockey/Grab & HoldL2 (Pull and Hold)LT (Pull and Hold)
ContainX (Press and Hold)A (Press and Hold)
Teammate ContainR1 (Pull and Hold)RB (Pull and Hold)
Running JockeyL2 + R2 (Pull and Hold)LT + RT (Pull and Hold)
Pull and Hold (when chasing)◯ (Press and Hold)B (Press and Hold)
Engage Shielding OpponentL2 + L Towards DribblerLT + LS Towards Dribbler
Rush Goalkeeper Out△ (Press and Hold)Y (Press and Hold)
Goalkeeper Cross Intercept△ + △ (Press and Hold)Y + Y (Press and Hold)
Display Defensive TacticsDown on D-padDown on D-pad
Striker Drop BackDown on D-pad then press up on d-padDown on D-pad then press up on d-pad
Team PressDown on D-pad then press Right on d-padDown on D-pad then press Right on d-pad
Overload Ball SideDown on D-pad then press Left on d-padDown on D-pad then press Left on d-pad
Offside TrapDown on D-pad then press down on d-pad againDown on D-pad then press down on d-pad again

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