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343
SUMMARY
Name 343
Base Formation 343
Popularity Medium
Avaibility 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 3421, with the change of forwards to wingers.

STRONG AND WEAK POINTS

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.

MOST SUITED 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.

343
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
RW High Medium Pac Pas
LW High Medium Pac Pas
ST High Low 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.