The trick to defend crosses on FIFA 19 is fairly simple:

– Get your body of your player and the ball;
– Use the shoot button to head the ball away.

Keeping an eye in the box
To defend crosses on FIFA 19 it’s even more important than on previous versions that you attack the ball and look into the box to see if opposition players are a) making runs and b) tall and pose a threat.

Use the shoot button
There is absolutely no need to take a risk and use the pass button to defend crosses on FIFA 19, or the through ball button here. Keeping possession is irrelevant at this stage. You have to not worry about keeping possession but defending the cross, particularly with the dangerous new whip that the crosses now have. Use this tip on corners too.

For more advanced tips in defending crosses and corners please see our exclusive FIFA 19 Gameplay guide!

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