3 of 5 stars
Name 343
Base Formation 343
Attacking Score 3 /3
Defending Score 1 /3
Counter Score 1 /3
Popularity Medium
Availability 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 3421, with the change of forwards to wingers.

Attacking formation.
It offers plenty of width in the attack which makes it suitable for those who love crossing.
Defensively weak and susceptible to dangerous counter-attacks.
Needs fast defenders and wingers with a medium defensive work rate.

Pos Att WR Def WR Important Attributes
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
RW H M Pac Pas
LW H M Pac Pas
ST H L Sho Phy
Key Player
CM | The 2 CM’s are key but the RW and LW’s have a huge impact on the success of this particular set-up.

Play Styles

Fast build-up play with a particular focus on attacking down the wide areas. This formation is used by more offensive-minded teams.

How to Use this Formation

The 343 is by far the most balanced formation with 3 defenders. The LW and RW are great at swinging in crosses and running down the wing. They are heavily supported by the midfield that spreads out. This formation has a lot of triangles for easy, quick and effective passing. As this formation is even wider than the 3421, your CM’s may become slightly isolated in the middle of the pitch when driving forward with possession. Using this formation, your midfielders are expected to split their time between attacking and defending. Having only 3 defenders means that if the opposing team breaks through the midfield, they will have a greater chance to score than with a more conventional defensive configuration, such as 451 or 442. However, your 3 forwards allow for a greater concentration on the attack.

How to Counter this Formation

Your team can be stretched easily and ultimately burn out quickly. To address that problem, playing 5 in the back will provide less stress for your team and you can easily take control of the game.

Formations you should use to beat this one (by descending order):
532, 5221, 4312, 4231.