Hint: There's something deadly about corner kicks taken low and very hard,
almost straight across the dead ball line. To enhance your chances of success,
make sure you move a man close to the near post, right in front of the
goalkeeper. Once the corner is taken, punch the shoot button and you may just
find the ball squeaking between goalie and post. And if that doesn't make it
in, look for a tasty rebound. We estimate a 25 percent success ratio with this
ploy (at the Professional level, no less).
Hint: Taking a cue from tip #1, late crosses from extremely deep in the corner
are one of the surest ways of setting up scoring opportunities, especially if
you've placed four or five players up front. This is even more applicable in
FIFA 99 than in previous versions, simply because CPU-controlled players now
move more aggressively to open spots.
Hint: Wanna win in World Class mode? Then get a handle on the advanced Skill
modes available on buttons 7 and 8 of the controller. Of course, it almost
goes without saying that an eight-button gamepad is no longer a luxury for
this game--it's a necessity.
Hint: Remembering tip #3, pay careful attention to the Flick-over and the
Step-over Nutmeg. These advanced moves will get both your player and the ball
up and over an attacker's slide tackle, something you'll have to do all the
time in the difficult Professional and World Class modes.
Hint: The frequency of good scoring chances multiplies with increased offensive
zone possession. In other words, keep the ball in the other team's half of the
field and you'll get more than your share of goals and scoring opportunities.
Hint: Altering team strategies constantly throughout a match will throw the
opposition into some disarray. Again, you'll need an eight-button pad because
you can't even access FIFA's In-Game Management utility with a two- or
Hint: Several cameras offer a better look at the beautiful players EA has
created for FIFA 99, but the F8 overhead view gives you the widest read of the
proceedings, a necessity for intelligent play composition.