FIFA 18 skill moves: How to do 7 of our favourites

FIFA 18 skill moves

Want to fool your opponents with some cheeky trickery? Fraser Gilbert details everything you need to conquer FIFA 18’s new skill set

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Your ability to master a skill move in FIFA can be the difference between winning and losing. Whether it’s a simple fake shot or a perfectly timed rabona, these manoeuvres are sure to leave opposition defences bamboozled.

As usual, EA Sports have thrown some new tricks into the mix this year, while also enhancing some pre-existing ones. We’ve detailed them below, so get learning now and we guarantee your game will improve massively as a result.

1. The Cruyff Turn

How to do it: Press B then A (Xbox)/Circle then X (PS4) and flick right stick in opposite direction to where player is facing

If you opt to learn just one new FIFA skill this year, make it this one. The Cruyff Turn can be performed by any player in the game, and if used effectively will leave both online and AI opponents highly susceptible to its defence-splitting nature.

2. Sombrero Flick

How to do it: Flick right stick in direction player is facing while running

There are multiple ways to pull off the Sombrero Flick in FIFA 18, with some new variations added to the mix this year. The Okocha Sombrero Flick (activated while running) and the Forward Sombrero Flick (activated while ball is bouncing) can only be performed by players with five-star skills.

3. El Tornado

How to do it: Hold LB/L1; flick right stick up and then left or right

El Tornado is special in that it can only be performed by a select few players in FIFA 18; Cristiano Ronaldo, Antoine Griezmann and Roberto Carlos among them. The trick is so exclusive that it isn’t even credited as an official skill move in-game, but EA have said they’ll unlock it for any player who pulls it off in real life. Crouchy, the floor is yours.

4. No Touch Dribbling

How to do it: Hold RB/R1 and use left stick to feint. Release RB/R1 to burst away.

Slight alterations have been made to the No Touch Dribbling system in this year’s game. Now, the RB/R1 button(s) serve as your modifier, allowing you to deceive opponents before leaving them in the dust with a quick burst of speed.