2 of 5 stars
Name 3421
Base Formation 343
Attacking Score 3 /3
Defending Score 1 /3
Counter Score 1 /3
Popularity Low
Availability FC | UT
FIFA/FC Editions FC 24 | FC 25 | FIFA 09 | FIFA 10 | FIFA 11 | FIFA 12 | FIFA 13 | FIFA 14 | FIFA 15 | FIFA 16 | FIFA 17 | FIFA 18 | FIFA 19 | FIFA 20 | FIFA 21 | FIFA 22 | FIFA 23
Features 3xx
Fast Build-Up


Similar to the 3412 formation, with a change to the forward players. Even less popular than the 3412.

Very attacking formation with three players right in front.
Defensively weak and susceptible to dangerous counter-attacks.
Needs fast defenders and wingers with a medium defensive work rate.

CB R L H Pac Def
CB C M H Def Phy
CB L L H Pac Def
CM R M M Pas Def
CM L L H Def Phy
RM H M Pac Dri
LM H M Pac Dri
CF H M Pac Sho
CF H M Pac Sho
ST H L Sho Pas
Key Player
CM | The 2 CM’s are crucial to this setup. They will have great options all around them so these two players are vital to the success of this formation. They need to be able to play a variety of passes and have good vision to be able to start attacks in numerous ways.

Play Styles

Quick, short, sharp passing in terms of build-up play with an attacking focus in particular. Suitable for the games where you are not only trying to win the game but also trying to score more than one goal.

How to Use this Formation

Similar to the 34122, this formation has a possession-based attacking element. However, it is more deadly because of the CFs behind the striker. The attacks come from wider areas, rather than through the middle, as there is no CAM in this formation. It also has the ability to score from distance.

How to Counter this Formation

How to beat it? The goal is to get 2 CDM. Any formation with 2 CDM should be effective.

Formations you should use to beat this one (by descending order):
433 (3), 4222, 451, 4231.