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3421
SUMMARY
Name 3421
Base Formation 343
Popularity Low
Avaibility FIFA | FUT
FIFA Editions 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
Features 3xx
Attacking
Fast Build-Up
Wide
DESCRIPTION

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

STRONG AND WEAK POINTS

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.

MOST SUITED 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 RF and LF 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. The ST is solely dependent on the LF and RF for a chemistry connection in this formation, meaning that you can play around with linking the ST in different ways. Have a play around and see what you come up with; there are so many possibilities.

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.

3421
POS
ATT WR
DEF WR
IMPORTANT ATTRIBUTES
CB R Low High Pac Def
CB C Medium High Def Phy
CB L Low High Pac Def
CM R Medium Medium Pas Def
CM L Low High Def Phy
RM High Medium Pac Dri
LM High Medium Pac Dri
RF High Medium Pac Sho
LF High Medium Pac Sho
ST High Low 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.