FIFA 21 - Game Controls

List of game controls in FIFA 21. Included are all player input commands for movement and handling, attacking, defending, and goalkeeping. FIFA 21 is available on Google Stadia, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Nintendo Switch, and Microsoft Windows (PC).

FIFA 21 - Game Controls

Game Controls

FIFA 21 is available on multiple platforms: Google Stadia, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Nintendo Switch, and Microsoft Windows (PC).

Below is a list of all game controls in FIFA 21 which fall under moving, attacking, defending, and goalkeeping. Note that some actions require the same inputs but change if your player has possession of the ball, is defending, or goalkeeping.

Movement and Handling

Input Command
Left analog stick Move
R2 (hold) Sprint
L2 (hold) Shield/jockey
R2 + Right analog stick First touch/knock-on
L1 Stop and face goal
L1 + Left analog stick Strafe dribble
L2 + R2 Face up dribble
R2 Stop ball
L2 Jostle (while ball is in midair)

Attacking

Input Command
× Ground pass/header
Lob pass/cross/header
Trough pass
Shoot/volley/header
◯ > ◯ Timed finish
L1 + ◯ Chip shot
R1 + ◯ Finesse shot
L1 + R1 + ◯ Low shot/downward header
◯ > × + Left analog stick Fake shot
□ > × + Left analog stick Fake pass
R1 +△ Threaded through pass
L2 Protect ball
R1 + × Driven ground pass
× > × Lofted ground pass
△ > △ Lofted through pass
L1 + △ Lobbed through pass
L1 + R1 + △ Driven lobbed through pass
R1 + Drive lob pass/driven cross
L1 + High lob/high cross
□ > □ Ground cross
L1 + R1 + Whipped cross
R1 + □ > □ Driven ground cross
L1 Trigger run
R1 Call for support
R1 (hold) Dummy
L2 + R2 Cancel
L2 + × Flair pass
L2 + ◯ Flair shot
L2 + Flair lob
R3 Flick up for volley
L1 + × Pass and go
L1 + tap right analog stick Directional runs
L3 + R3 Player lock
Tap left analog stick Player lock switch
L1 + R1 + L2 + R2 Super cancel
L2 + R2 Cancel advantage

Tips for Attacking

Defending

Input Command
L1 Switch player
Right analog stick (tap) Manual switch player
Tackle
R1 + ◯ Instant hard tackle
Sliding tackle
Clearance
L2 Shoulder challenge/sealout
L2 (hold) Jockey/grab and hold
× (hold) Contain
R1 (hold) Contain teammate
L2 + R2 Running jockey
◯ (hold) Pull and hold (pursuing)
Get up (after sliding tackle)
△ (hold) Goalkeeper charge

Tips for Defending

Goalkeeping

Input Command
◯ or × Drop kick
× Throw/pass
Drop ball
R1 Pickup ball
R1 + × Driven throw
R1 + Driven kick
R3 (hold) Move goalkeeper
Touchpad Switch to goalkeeper

Tips for Goalkeeping

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