FIFA Soccer 08 PC FAQ/Walkthrough

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My Style at Guides |
God knows how well I write(Atleast I don't)...
You will stumble upon wisecracks like that allthrough my guide

Book 1 - Prologue

Fifa07b1.1 - Intro
Fifa07b1.2 - Changes

Book 2 - Gotta Know Stuff

Fifa07b2.1 - Minimum System Requrements
1> Notes on Video Card Support
2> Notes on Gamepads and Jsticks
3> Recommended Sys Specs          
4> Mind Blowing Sys Specs
5> My Sys Specs

Fifa07b2.2 - Gameplay
1> Basics
2> Advanced   
3> Hints and Tips
4> Dribbling
Book 3 - Manager Mode

Fifa07b3.1 Preliminaries

1> This is The Season
2> Create-a-Manager (CAM)(Center Attacking Midfield)
3> Select The Country and The Team
4> Sponsor
5> Pager
6> Sweet Money

Fifa07b3.2 The Managerial Suite

1> Transfers
2> Youngsters
3> The Formation
4> Your Finger Pain
                  a> Physical Pain Remedy
                  b> Mental Pain Remedy
                     b.1> Simming 'em    
Book 5 - Frequently Asked Questions

Book 6 - Epilogue

1> Contact
2> Contact Rules


Book 1 - Prologue


Fifa07b1.1 - Intro


When I Say press i mean tap not trap.
when i say trap i mean it.

Well.... This is my third guide in my life of guides. The first one was GBA : 
WWE Survivor Series full and final n00b Guide with movelist. But now since I 
am sick and tired of writing 'n writing I chose to write an Advanced Guide. 
Since there is already two n00b guides i chose this method besides i got admit-
ted to school on 24/6/07  on Dhaka Presidency High. After 5 years of English 
schooling on private schools life is hell on this bangla school. H-E-L-L.
Aside from this crisis of time like DC Comics i also Upgraded my AGP from ATI
Rage 128 Pro to nVIDIA GeForce 4 MX 4000 (No G*dd*mn Pixel Shader DX 8.1). So
its San Andreas, Cossax 2: Napleonic Wars, Vice City, NFS U2 Most Wanted.
All in 1 40 GB HDD with 10 Gb Songs. Although Piracy has swallowed Bangladesh
I have been a Manchester United fan for more than half of my life Iam 13 i have
beem a ManU fan fore 7 years in a Row and b4 tht Arsenal fan for 1 year. Here's
my dream team

   W. SAGNOL              
B                       L.FIGO      
H                 S. GERRARD      Diego Maradona
   N.Vidic      Z. ZIDANE       Wayne Rooneh

                      C. RONALDO  

SUBS. L. Messi, Luis Nani, Karim BenZema, R.Van Nistelrooy, Young on form

Although i m also a cricket fan hehehehe.

This is basically a changed FAQ of FIFA 07. The Skeleton is the same. Cept the
meat has changed.

Fifa07b1.2 - Changes

Okay... According to me.. FIFA 08 has the WORST A.I in all the games. EA tried
to make the game harder by making it more unfair. The Amateur DFCLTY is easy.
Semi-Pro same as 07 Semi Pro. Professional is another story. Harder than Legen-
dary on FIFA 07. The A.I is harder... waay harder.. Now 80% crosses are caught
by the keeper. Corners are totally different from FIFA 07. But the new and
facinating thin is the Goalkeeeper Difficulty. Surely... WC keeper makes a fool
out of you. Cant fake him, cant place a shot under his armpits. Plus the free
kick model has changed. Now even i can score with 2nd player(covered later in 
the guide)THE CONTROLS!!! OMFG i forgot they changed ze controls.(tell u later)
Another addition are the Manual Through balls and Manual Crosses (useless to
me) But some people have used it effectively. The Soundtrack sux. Longshots
are another story... Training has been added. This is a major change and a good
one too. I boosted Steven Gerrard's peak to 95 and Essien to 95(Universal)used
them both as CDMs.Summary covered later.


Book 2 - Gotta Know Stuff

Fifa07b2.1 - Minimum System Requrements
1.0 GHz
256 Megabytes of RAM (512 MB recommended)
DirectX 8.1b Compatible 3D accelerated 64 MB video card or equivalent 
(see supported chipsets in section 11)
1.17 GB free hard disk space for DVD-ROM format
And additional space required for saved games and DirectX 9.0c 
DVD-ROM drive
DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card
512Kbps or greater broadband connection for online gameplay
MS compatible mouse (duh)
Keyboard (duh)
Please note that 16 bit colour is not supported(Does any1 use 16bit?)

Required Operating Systems:
Windows XP SP2 or Windows 2000 SP4 (WoW big lie, I am using SP0 XP)
Note that Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT 4.0 are 
not supported.(This is a mystery yet to be unraveled)

Required Software:
Internet Explorer 6.0 for online play (Shipped with XP)
Macromedia Flash or greater for online play(Shipped with 08 :/ )
DirectX 9.0c(Is this a joke?)
1> Notes on Video Card Support
Recommended Chipsets:
NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti200/500 (Low End)
NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti4200/4400/4600/4800 (Low End)
NVIDIA GeForce FX series (High End)
NVIDIA GeForce 6xxx series
NVIDIA GeForce 7xxx series
ATI Radeon 7500 (High End)
ATI Radeon 8500
ATI Radeon 9xxx series(High End) 
ATI Radeon Xpress 200 (High End)
ATI Radeon X300 (High End)
ATI Radeon X600 (High End) 
ATI Radeon X700 (High End)
ATI Radeon X800/850 (High End)
ATI Radeon X1300 (High End)
ATI Radeon X1600 (High End)
ATI Radeon X1800 (High End)
ATI Radeon X1900 (High End)
Intel 915
Intel 945/950

***NOTE: *Laptop models of these chipsets may work,but are not officially 
          Supported as they have not been tested.
         *MX4000 and MX 440 Does not work.              
         *Dont mind the (High End) stuff.
2> Notes on Gamepads and Joysticks
You can use the mouse, keyboard or controller to navigate the game interface.

Once you are on the Side select screen, you must move whichever input device 
you plan to use in the game to the left or the right to select your team. 

Please note that you may have to recalibrate your controllers in Windows in or-
der to have the game detect them correctly.

To bring up the in-game pause menus, you can press the Start button (if your 
gamepad has one) or press ESC.

You can re-map your controls to customize your game experience from the Con-
trols screen in My FIFA 08. Please note that when using digital only gamepads 
you should not change the ‘Move Player’ setting to ‘Analog’ as this could 
cause undesirable effects in gameplay.

The use of a 360º-degree dual analog gamepad such as the Logitech Dual Action 
is highly recommended for full functionality. 

The following gamepads are also supported:

Logitech® Cordless Rumblepad 2	   
Logitech® Rumblepad 2 Vibration Feedback Gamepad	   
Logitech® RumblePad	   
Logitech® Dual Action Gamepad	   
Logitech® Cordless RumblePad	 
P3000 Wireless Pad and Docking Station	   
P2900 Wireless Pad	   
P2600 Rumble Pad	   
P2900 Wireless Pad 	   
P2500 Rumble Pad	   
P990 Dual Analog Pad	   
P880 Rumble Pad	 
Dual Trigger 2-in-1 Rumble Force	   
Rechargeable Wireless 2-in-1 Dual Trigger	   
2-in-1 Dual Trigger Gamepad	   
Wireless Dual Trigger Gamepad	   
FireStorm Dual Power 3	   
FireStorm Wireless Gamepad	   
FireStorm Dual Analog 3 	 
Xbox 360 Controller for Windows® (driver installed must be version 6.0.5435.0,
dated May 20th 2006, or later)	 


3> Recommended Sys Specs

Edited by Me
2.0 GHz 
512 Megabytes of RAM (512 MB recommended)
DirectX 9.0c Compatible 3D accelerated 128 MB video card or equivalent
with Pixelshader 1.1 
(see supported chipsets in section 11)
3.09 GB free hard disk space for DVD-ROM format 
And additional space required for saved games and DirectX 9.0c 
DVD-ROM drive
DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card
1024 Kbps or greater broadband connection for online gameplay
MS compatible mouse (Duh)

Required Operating Systems:
	Windows XP SP2 or Windows 2000 SP4
	Note that Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows NT 4.0 are 
        not supported.

Required Software:
	Internet Explorer 6.0 for online play
	Macromedia Flash or greater for online play
	DirectX 9.0c


4> Mind Blowing Sys Specs

2.0 GHz
768 Megabytes of RAM (512 MB recommended)
DirectX 9.0c Compatible 3D accelerated 256 MB video card or equivalent. 
(see supported chipsets in section 11)
3.09 GB free hard disk space for DVD-ROM format additional 2.75 for disk image.
And additional space required for saved games and DirectX 9.0c 
DVD-ROM drive
DirectX 9.0c Compatible 7.1 Sound Card
1024 Kbps or greater broadband connection for online gameplay
MS compatible mouse (Duh)
Keyboard or X-Box 360 (c) controller

Required Operating Systems:
	Windows Vista 
Required Software:
	Internet Explorer 6.0 for online play
	Macromedia Flash or greater for online play
	DirectX 9.0c


5> My Sys Specs

Pirated FIFA 08(NO CHOICE) 

1.7 GHz Intel P4
640 mb DDR1 Ram
DirectX 8.1 compatible 3D 128 MB XPERTVISION GeForce4 MX 4000(Past)
DirectX 9.0 Compatible 128 Mb Gigabyte ATi RADEON 9200 SE 
40 Gb 7500 RPM Seagate HDD  
52x32x52x16 ASUS Combo Drive
Creative Inspire 5.1 Surround System 
No Internet...
MS Compatible Wheel Optical Mouse
Multimedia Key-Board (Comes with Free Wrist Pain)
                      (Who Cares Abt Anti-RSI?.)
Windows XP SP2

Internet Explorer 7
Flasplayer 8
DirectX 9.0c June

2nd 1

1.0 GHz Intel P3
192mb SD
DirectX 8.1 compatible 3D 128 MB XPERTVISION GeForce4 MX 4000(Past)
DirectX 9.0 Compatible 128 Mb Gigabyte ATi RADEON 9200 SE 
40 Gb 7500 RPM Seagate HDD  
52x32x52x16 ASUS Combo Drive
Creative Inspire 5.1 Surround System 


Fifa07b2.2 - Gameplay


Gyah... They changed ze control structure....

Pass = S
Through Ball/GK Charge/GK Dive = W
Cross/Long Pass/Sliding Tackle = A
Shoot/Conservative Tackle/Clearance = D
Sprint = E
Trigger Run/Tactics Modifier/Change Player = Q
Pace Control/Walk Defence = C
Cancel/Dummy Move = Z 

Tricks/Control The Keeper = Left Shift

2> Advanced
Q + W

The ball will automatically be lobbed in front of a teammate (you can't place

Inaccurate in 08
1-2 PASS |

Q + S

Set up a 1-2 pass. This is the most basic attacking pass Pass Runs. 

@   = 1st Player  
#   = 2nd Player
o   = Ball
\/| = Ball Movement Not 11
_   = Player Run
P   = Pass
R   = Recieve

@______p _______R__@
        \      /
         \    /
Note: When the other 2nd player recieves he has to pass again (Tap S)

Z + D
C + D (Less powerful but Accuracy is High)

The second chip shot C+D. Is accurate than the old fashioned D. I score dang
plenty of goals with the C+D combo.

Percentage Chance Of Goal : 80% 
Comments                  : Takes a lot of practice.
C+D Usage                 : Doing a header shoot with this makes a very 
                            powerful shoot.
You can use the Chip shot!!..
When on a one-on-one situation with the goalie(highly unlikely). When the goal-
ie starts his/her charge you must tap the Q+D with the slightest of touches.
might be a goal.  

Laces Shot |
Press D

Percentage Chance Of Goal : 80% (in The D-Box)
Comments                  : Chance depends on your shooter's finishing and 
                            ball control.
Finesse Shot |
Press Z+D for a very Angular and Accurate Shot. Unlike chip this thing is good.
Percentage Chance Of Goal : 90% (in The D-Box) 75% Outside
Comments                  : Finishing and Power is the Key.

I Have seen a few high accuracy full power(as in full meter) from outside the
Tactics |

You can find better help at the main menu.

Attacking Tactics:
Counter Attack: NumPad 8
(Check Yourself Out)

Wing Play: NumPad 6
This is one of the major attacking tactics throughout the game. Wings as in the
wingers MID: RWM, RM, LWM, LM, ; DEF: RB, LB, ; ATT: LS, RS.

In this tactic the Positions i mentioned positions themselves wider of the the
pitch. and the Centers and Attackers (CDM, CM, CAM, CF, ST) position themselves
in a horizontal line 

Box Overload: NumPad 2
(Check Yourself Out)

3rd Man Release: NumPad 4
(Check Yourself Out)


Pressing: Q + NumPad 8
(Not Done)

Offside Trap: Q + NumPad 6
The Defenders move on a straight line making a gr8 counter for Wing Play.

Zonal: Q + NumPad 2
The Defender Stay at their places and do not move untill they have been told to
(Lazy bums) and they defend 1 by 1.

Flat Back: Q + NumPad 4
(Not Done)


RULZ!!! Use the 2nd player for the farther shots. If ur Free kick is in the 
right side of the field, choose a right footed player like Steven Gerrard,
Cristiano Ronaldo, Pirlo, etc,etc. And Press Up + Left + Tap the D. Should
be a goal. If not get the hang offit and watch EPL. 
Same with the left side field shots. Just mirror it Right = Left.
*These Banana kicks are rockers.
*2nd players can skip the wall easily.

Whilst Defending a free kick against a left footer turn ur wall towards right.
Move ur goalkeeper to the left. Switch to your wall. And keep pressing W(Jump)
The A.I will try to place the free-kick at the right side. Due to the fact that
the keeper is badly positioned. 80% of saving.

Press the Trigger Run/Tactics Changer Button along with the Shoot Button
this will take a grounded powerful kick.

Layoff man!
Press "C/Z" to call a 2nd PLAYER.
Press "C+S" so that the 2nd PLAYER passes the ball to the 1st PLAYER so
that 1st player get a better view of goal and can shot accurately
Press "C+D/A" to shoot with the 2nd PLAYER to confuse the goalie.
Press "Z+D/A" to shoot with the 2nd PLAYER, but before the 2nd PLAYER
shoots the 1st PLAYER will override the ball to confuse the goalie and
scatter the defensive wall

Ball Slow Run |
Press C and a direction to run like a.. uh.. ummm. errr.. Chicken.. yeah thats
right! Pace Control. Useful for advanced players.
Ball Stopping |
Trap the E button after releasing a directional key to shield the ball. I do
not find it very use though.

The Q+W  |
The Wonder Combo is Obsolete

3> Hints and Tips
This Section has been taken from my Hints and Tips FAQ released earlier.

Game Play :->)

Formations (with comments)
The new formation making in FIFA 08 rocks. Bit like CM08 and FM 08. Go to
Main Menu > Team Management > Formations > Create A Formation
Create a Formation from the basic templates and assign it.

> Goals
Pass till attacking Midfield. Now when in Tight situations drag the ball back,
Q+S Wallpass/1-2 Pass and then get ur player up front. Barge in.

NEVER try long shots using only D. Use variations like C+D Q+D. I've once
scored (exact date 19/3/08) With Rooney on Professional. 4 Yards outside the
D-Box. I Pressed Q+D and the ball spun away from the GK. And entered.

Use the weaker foot or inaccuracy at ur advantage. Try shooting at awkward ang-
les so ur player shoots but the ball spins away or swings towards the goal.

If you're playing with 2 players(controller and keyboard or controller and con-
troller) then you might try a different formation

Effective 2 Player Formations:
I've given a few formations. It's for you to decide which to take. I cannot say
which will be best for you. Since the other formations I've given are very good
on AI(Artificial Intelligence). But these formations are the formations that I
use from time to time for best effect on my friends. You have to choose.

f your shot hits the post it
still has a chance of Goal.

Wings - The players spread out for easy crosses.(N00b tactic)

3rd Man Release - Pretty good. Use it if u like to barge through opponent defe-

Counter Attack - Zigzaggy Positiony Passes. ''

Corner Kick Goals
Totally different. Inswinging is obsolete. Use outswings Using the Shoot button
and a player should head it.

Two Player Tips
Study your rival big time. Sometimes a player becomes too solely based on one
player (e.g Lucas Podolski, Wayne Rooney) all you have to do is mark the guy.
Esc>Man Marking.

Don't mind to be a little itty bitty dirty. You never know... your next Sliding
tackle might break Ronaldinho's leg or neck. ;D

Manager Mode:-

Easy Money (all difficulties)
Every June transfer window go to the search option and search for free agents
and lotsa 2 or 3 80+ Overall players will come up some generated some real pla-
yers like Ronaldinho. I once got Jesus Navas and kept him as a trusty lap dog
and then I got Saha whom i sold fo 4.5 mil.

Careful about transfers. (All Difficulties)
Sometimes a players overall in the transfer window shows like 85, 89 or 88
but these players might even be 90 or 92.
Once I got Lionel Messi (Barcelona) who was 88 and when I bought him he was
99. !!??!!
These incorrect information are due to scouting. Because your scouts are not 
processors for some reason.

Great Players and Gems (all difficultiess)

When you have a low salary but the player has a 1 year length and he is not 
Signing. You simply loan him in the January Transfer Window. When he comes back
next season you will have a 1 or 2 year extend of his contract. Players who wi-
ll retire next year are N/A.

When you have attained 10 Levels of Scout I suugest you go to your office and
send him on scouting. Then, When he searches you will get a word from him abou-
t players (Not on your Pager). This will show the overall but I suggest you
check out the player's growth curve. You can check this by pressing the arrow
on his stats. Usually the player's overall is 79. To identify if the player's a
gem you'll see the player's maximum overall skill 92-97.
Heres the list The players are found within 16-20 years of age.
i'll respect to SteveP1tts who helped me find some of these.
(NOTE:All of these are scouted)
1.Mfaki Omaboe (Cameroon) Position:ST Peak:91 OVR Born:1989
2.Jerry Nelsen (Denmark) Position:GK Peak:96 OVR Born:1989
3.Matt Naylor (Scotland) Position:RF Peak:91 OVR Born:1990
4.Léonard Laigle (France) Position:ST Peak:90 Born:1990
5.Cristoph Puntigam (Switzerland) Position:LWB Peak:90 OVR Born:1991
6.Ángel Javier Arroyo (Spain) Position:LM Peak:96 OVR Born:1991
7.Ángel Luis Cazorla (Spain) Position:RB Peak:97 OVR Born:1991
8.Ullrich Disler (Holland) Position:CDM Peak:92 OVR Born:1991
9.Fernando Rubén Cortés Sixto (Spain) Position:ST Peak:90 OVR Born:1992
10.Vidrik Faltskog (Sweden) Position:RM Peak:92 OVR Born:1992
11.Vidrik Niklot (Sweden) Position:RWM Peak:90 OVR Born:1992
12.Kieran Rayner (England) Position: ST Peak:93 OVR Born:1992
13.Claude Seigre (France) Position:CB Peak:92 OVR Born:1992
14.Roland Roquentin (France) Position:ST Peak:90 Born:1992
15.Ian Blackwood (South-Africa) Position:CAM Peak:91 OVR Born:1992
16.Bruno Grandet (Switzerland) Position:ST Peak:91 Born:1992
17.Liam Harewood (Iceland) Positon: ST Peak:93 OVR Born:1993
18.Javier Gustavo Lorenzana (Brazil) Position:CB Peak:90 Born:1993
19.Dan Milner (England) Position:CAM Peak:93 Born:1993
20.Will Crilly (Sweden) Position:RWM Peak:99 OVR Born:1994
21.Bum-Kun Ha (South-Korea) Position:CB Peak:99 OVR Born:1994
22.Joe Lambert (England) Position:ST Peak:92 OVR Born:1994
23.Clemen Hylgaard (Denmark) Position:CAM Peak:92 OVR Born:1994
24.Josh Walton (Cameroon) Position:LM Peak:92 OVR Born:1994
25.Yun-Man Yoon (South Korea) Position:ST Peak:90 Born:1994
26.Patrick Hartter (Germany) Position:CAM Peak:93 Born:1994
27.Robert Bullock (Ireland) Position:LM Peak:90 Born:1994
28.Matt Coe (England) Position:LB Peak:90 OVR Born:1995
29.Henrick Stryckers (Holland) Position:ST Peak:90 OVR Born:1995
30.Bojan Kinder (Czech Rebublic) Position:CDM Peak:90 OVR Born:1995
31.Teodosio Dasmarinas (Brazil) Position:CB Peak:92 Born:1995
32.Bob Derbyshire (Scotland) Position:CB Peak:91 Born:1995
33.Hanson Crouse (Belgium) Position:ST Peak:91 Born:1995
34.Andre Jungwirth (Austria) Position: ST Peak:90 OVR Born:1996
35.Adam Mackie (Denmark) Position:GK Peak:91 OVR Born:1996
36.Charlie Burchill (Iceland) Position:CAM Peak:91 Born:1996
37.Jack Cogan (Mexico) Position:ST Peak:90 Born:1996
38.Jong Choe (South Korea) Position:CF Peak:90 Born:1996
39.Boris Sirotkin (Poland) Position:GK Peak:96 OVR Born:1997
40.Michel Dutoit (France) Position:RF Peak:98 Born:1997
41.Chav Younger (Scotland) Position:ST Peak:92 Born:1997
42.Ivan Borges (Spain) Position:LWM Peak:90 Born:1997
43.Ariel Gustavo Ponzio (Spain) Position:RB Peak:92 OVR Born:1998
44.Frédéric Laigle (France) Position:LWM Peak:90 Born:1998
45.Adriano Bastedo (Italy) Position:ST Peak:92 Born:1998
46.Antonoli Benedetto (Italy) Position:CM Peak:99 OVR Born:2000 ***
47.Frände Berglund (Sweden) Position:CB Peak:97 OVR Born:2002

Get the Bum guy.

RB's Can be subbed for LBs and almost all forwards can take the same POS.
Almost All CAM can Be LM, RWM, LWM, RM. One of the exception i found out are

Use Ronaldinho as a Striker... although the overall says -1 he plays like hell!
has a gr8 balance and accuracy... once he scored a goal which was just about to
be a Goalkick.

> Transfers
A few notable transfers I happen to remember.

Nicolas Anelka = Bolton > Chelsea

> Choose Wisely
When choosing to upgrade your staff I reccomend this:
1> Stadium Manager
2> Scout
3> Fitness Manager
4> Negotiating Staff
5> Striker Coach
6> Midfielder Coach
7> Defence Coach
8> Goalkeeper Coach

> Training
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh!!! atlast. The very best thing. I used this to get Gerrard 
to 96 and Essien to 96(Universal). Try using the same training in three 
sessions like e.g 10/10/08 Strikers Strength Circuit 3 days in a row.
Tire out ur players doesnt matter. Although ur players will get injured. Like
Hamstring, Groin Strain, Hernia fer 1-5 days.

> Plan Wise
If you are going through a very gr8 big transfer I suggest you go to your 
office and check out your financial prediction and see if its OK. For Example:
You See that your end year prediction is +7,100000 and you buy Henry for
8,100000 then you will see -1000000 or more because of his 65000 salary.
If you can't understand a single thing I am saying then do this b4 your big
Go To My Computer then go to my Documents Then go To FIFA 08 and copy and
make backup of your manager mode save.
If you make a mistake then you can replace your save file. K?

> World Class
Believe me... Semi-Pro is harder than

> Dribbling
• When your player is going forward (when you hold F), tap twice Shift or hold
  hift and tap twice F for Overstep dribbling.

• When your player is going forward (when you hold F), release F and hold Shift
while tapping L+R or R+L for Sidestep dribbling.

• When your player is going forward (when you hold F), release F and hold Shift
  while tapping L+F+R or
  R+F+L for Elastico (Ronaldinho Flic-Flac) dribbling.

• When your player is going forward (when you hold F), release F and hold Shift
  while tapping B+F for Filck-Up dribbling.

• When your player is going forward (when you hold F), release F and hold Shift
  while tapping L+B+R or R+B+L for Rainbow dribbling.

• When your player is going forward (when you hold F), release F and hold Shift
  while tapping B+L+F or B+R+F for Roulette (Walking on the ball) dribbling.

For Controllers:
Note: the following controls assume the player's back is facing you when you
push the left analog stick upwards


Step over left, kick right:
Push right analog stick left then right

Step over right, kick left:
Push right analog stick right then left

Fake kick:
Push right analog stick up, then up again

Pull back:
Push right analog stick down, then down again

Fake left:
Push right analog stick left, then left again

Fake right:
Push right analog stick right, then right again

Pull back, go right:
Push right analog stick down, then diagonally down/right, then right

Pull back, go left:
Push right analog stick down, then diagonally down/left, then left

.................................................. ............................


Push right analog stick right, then right again

Lane-change left:
Push right analog stick up, then up/left, then left

Lane-change right:
Push right analog stick up, then up/right

Lane-change right, cut left:
Push right analog stick right, then left

Lane-change left, cut right:
Push right analog stick left, then right

360/roulette left:Push right analog stick down, then turn it 180 degrees left

360/roulette right:
Push right analog stick down, then turn it 180 degrees right

Flick ball up:
Release the left analog stick, then - push right analog stick up, then down, 
then up once again. 



Book 3 - Manager Mode


Fifa07b3.1.1 Preliminaries!!

1> This is The Season--|
Dunno.. The Season is over after FIFA 07
2> Create-a-Manager (CAM)(Center Attacking Midfield)_>|
Listen you can just pick a portrait(All 'o 'em looks UGLAY to me) like an RPG
game(Diablo, Neverwinter Nights). Doesn.t Really matter. You wont see the 
managers ugly face on the field when you win the cup.
This is all about you, MAte.

3> Select The Country and The Team|

This Is Tricky. Which is the best team? is whats spinnin' on your mind right
now.(SEE THE Frequently Asked Questions Section)
After you have seen it. I reccomend you starting with Football League 2

Although The Celtic Rangers won't be a bad choice. They score goals in an empty

4> Sponsor
As soon as you start thinking about your rubbish or starrish team you will be 
given the task of choosing a sponsor. Be very careful. This decision will 
affect your whole season. Choose The highest per match sponsor. You might also
have a win bonus. Check ands calculate and choose. Voila!!! 
Manager Mode Central.(Almost)

5> Pager
Then... You will get a screen of a cheapest PDA Screen.
and get a load of mails. You must check who the fan favorite is. Because, the
favourite attracts more tickets. Be sure to play him once every 2 matches. My
one was Wayne Rooney who had 98 OVR eventually and I suffered a lot with him.
Sell the little evil man if u hate the favourite. Will lose 10 Fan App.

6> Sweet Money
This is like real money. Get Stingy get lots of Shiny Things(Stars, Actually).
Save and sell. Sort out the young Sh!ts and Turds who do not grow by the 
growth checker at Manager Mode Central>Team Management>Player Growth. Then at
the Transfer season sell 'em. Buy The Gems spoon feed em and play 'em!

7> The Silverware
Getting silverware is not that hard at the beginning. When you face clubs like
Fenbahce, Grimsby Town, Crystal Palace.
But Bayern Munich, Arsenal is tough.


Fifa07b3.2 The Managerial Suite


Life as a manager is not a bed of @ s you must beat it. 
this is the season you can read  \|/ and I'am here the Lazy Writer. Who takes
almost a year to complete a FAQ.  |  

1> Transfers
Get those youngy players and build a fast team. It should make a strong team.
I'd. Alexandre Pato, Wayne Mark Rooney, Geovanni Dos Santos. Aguero.

2> Youngsters
Check the youngster list on the hints and tips section. 
When your Scout has reached level 10 send him to scouting Deep Search. You 
should get dang good players. Exactly pin-point the positions on the list.

3> The Formation
I HIGHLY reccomend using the default formation for yer team.

4> Your Finger Pain
After 10-20 Matches you will start feeling mentally or physicaly weak. Here are
the remedies.

a> Physical Pain Remedy
The physical pains include dizzyness, partial blindess, disability of hearing,
finger aching, headache.

Dizzy and partial blindness 
May be avoided by leaving the PC for 5 minutes every 30 minutes(I don't do 
this). Remedy is rest and a cup of tea.

Disability of hearing
This can be caused by that Song named Tei!Tei!Tei! and headphones. Staying in
a quite room for a long time should fix it.

Finger Aches
This is done by rapid tapping of the fingers on a hard keyboard or constantly
trying to strangle the monitor. Can be cured by resting. If not cured dip 
fingers in a bowl of water mixed with 2 teaspoons of boric powder.

Too much monitor and sound. Get someone to massage your head or have a pill.

b> Mental Pain Remedy
Caused by losing too many matches or winning 'em
okay enough joking. The Remedies were not a joke. I'm Serious. Guide Writers 
Honour(pray I won't get in trouble for this)

b.1> Simming 'em 
You can quick simulate the matches or visual sim the. The visual Simulation is
the better of the two evils. It gives you a championship manager view of the


Book 5 - Frequently Asked Questions


Q2> Is the Game balanced?
A2> Oh, yeah it is. The difference between Reading and Manchester United is sma
    all. Very Small. (for those with less I.Q like the quesstionairre, that was

Q3> Is Pro Evolution Soccer better?
A3> I don't think so. I heard the club names are different. Player names are 
    intact though. Gameplay is better than FIFA 08. These are all heard. I did
    not play Pro Evo Socccer. The hairstyles in PE08 sux hard.

Q9> Where is Holland?
A9> Due to liscencing issues, these teams are only available in the FIFA WC.
    You can download them for sure. ;) 

Q10> Where is Diego Maradona or Zinedine Zidane in Classic XI?
A10> God Knows about Maradona. Zidane just retired. Slow Brain.
     Get the
n=do_download&linkid=912  -FIFA Creation master and download the Zidane from . Theres Maradona out there somewhere.

Q1> Which is the best team?
A1> Here Goes the big list:
    1> Manchester United
    2> Barcelona
    3> Inter Milan
    4> AC Milan
    5> Liverpool
    6> Arsenal (Young Players)

Q2> Does the area have any effects on scouting?
A2> Nope. Except for the Names. If you choose Germany you get T. Goeke types of
    names and for England you get Carruthers.

Q3> Which sponsor do i choose?
A3> Simply choose the one who pays you highest per match funding. If you win a
    lot choose the highest % of win bonus like 600000 and 28% win bonus.

Q4> How do i sell my players?
A4> Go to Manager Mode Central/Transfers/Club Transfer List and click on the 
    players then click on the change status.
Q1> I read your guide mate and it was really helpful. Thanks. Anyway, 
    how do I access my game tactics if I use a laptop to play?

Hello Gabriel,

Well one of the drawbacks of playing FIFA in a laptop is Tactics. Since you 
dont have the num keys it can be bad. But i think u can get a way around it. 
Here are the list of things u can do.

1> Get a software which can change keyboards functions (like making Pause/Break
 into num 1)(Tweak UI might have this option). (Google it)

2> Buy a Dual-Analog Stick gamepad.

3> Buy a USB Keyboard.

BTW, This is my first mail after the 3 guides. Hope this helps. Feel free to 
mail me anytime. And thanks for finding my guide helpful. If u see anything 
wrong with it . Mail me.

Q1> Will you write a guide about FIFA 08?
A1>  Wrote it. ^.^ . :D

Q2> Can I use GeForce 4 ti or MX?
A2> No.

Q3> Gimme some good Fifa sites....

Q3> I get a message saying cannot save.
A12> You probably turned your save file read-only. Got to my doc and right-
     click on the FIFA 08 folder and go to properties un-check the read-only
     and press OK. Your PC or game probably turned off while saving. No comin'
     back, mate.
Q13> How Do i copy the game onto a disc and play it?
A13> I do not help piracy.

Q14> How to make a No-CD or No-DVD for the game xxxxxx?
A14> Check

Q15> Can I play songs with WidowsMediaPlayer or Winamp?
A15> Yeah.but sumtimes th game crashes. Heres the songs you might wannalisten..
Songs - Artists(Alphabetically)
     1> Hit 'em Up - 2Pac       
     2> In Da Club - 50 Cent
     3> Hey Mama - Black Eyed Peas
     4> My Humps - Black Eyed Peas
     5> Suicide Messiah - Black Label Society
     6> Guerillas in the Mist - Da Lench Mob
     7> Funky Enough - The DOC
     8> Road House Blues - The Doors
     9> Break on Through - The Doors
     10> Riders on the Storm - The Doors feat. Snoop Dogg (NFSU2 Exlcusive)
    11> Running Blind - Godsmack
    12> Voodoo - Godsmack
    13> Bad Bad Men - Gwar
    14> Your So Real - Matchbox 20
    15> Crush 'em - Megadeath
    16> Symphony of Destruction - Megadeath
    17> Duke Nukem Theme - Megadeath
    18> Enter Sandman - Metallica
    19> Enter Sandman - Motorhead
    20> Hellraiser - Motorhead
    21> Kom Igen - Outlandish
    22> I Only Ask of God - Outlandish
    23> Aicha - Outlandish
    24> Stillborn - Ozzy Osbourne feat. Zack Wylde
    25> Hellraiser - Ozzy Osbourne    
    26> Hot in the Club - Wayne Marshall
    27> Ahora - Zion y Lennox   

Book 6 - Epilogue


1> Contact
You may contact me at and for chatting i use 
I have a Hi5, Gamespot(duh), and Neoseeker Account. Although I don't submit at
neoseeker. Also FaceBook
You Can contact me (send any questions I will answer 'em) at
and you can chat wimme at MSN
I come around using MiG33 and Internet.

2> Contact Rules
You may send me any questions. But no Viruses and Spams. I hate it. I Am 
respecting you by letting me send joke questions and stuff. I Respect!:^
Other Works by me

Diablo II and Diablo II: LoD (Finished but GFaqs didn't Accept)
Sims: all(Same Reason)
GBA: WWE Survivor Series : (Done_
FIFA 07 Hints 'n Tips
FIFA 07 Guide full and Final
FIFA 08 Full and Finaled

Whilst sending, the subject must be the name of the game.
e.g Fifa 07 :Help

                               !Thats All Folks!