Previously i have write an article about Crossing in the February 2008 list. Now since for competition purpose the crossing has been set to manual. Although its not auto anymore, it still apply the same rules which is:
"When we wanna do crosses, it always follow 3 simple rules: "
a. The position of the striker
b. The direction of the cross
c. The power of the cross
eg: A striker is running towards the far post,(position) so its best if we can target the ball infront of him (direction). The power should be more than 50% of the bar(power).
Now for manual cross, the direction is very important, normally in this position, the direction should be 90 degree straight up:
If your winger is not in the same angle as as your striker, for example a little bit infront of him, then aim the cross a little bit to the back around 80 degree to the left. Since the crossing is in manual now, those who are using gamepad have more advantage in getting the angle right. But nevertheless keyboard players can also do nice crosses because sometimes the game engine will help to adjust the angle by itself. So no worries.
If you find that getting the angle is hard, one of my trick that i always do is when ever you've done a cross be it successful or not, always look back at your finger, see if the angle is right or wrong. From there you adjust it slowly. Always apply the Trial and Error principle.
So happy crossing! This tip is dedicated to yhwong and all The FIFA Blog readers who love to cross as well ^^.