2 of 3 stars

Attack

2 of 3 stars

Defence

1 of 3 stars

Counter

352
SUMMARY
Name 352
Base Formation 352
Popularity High
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
Balanced
Fast Build-Up
DESCRIPTION

One of the most solid formations. It has 3 central defenders (possibly with one acting as a sweeper). This system is heavily reliant on the wing-backs providing width for the team. The two wide full-backs act as wing-backs. It is their job to work their flank along the full length of the pitch, supporting both the defence and the attack.

STRONG AND WEAK POINTS

A Very compact formation that provides 5 or even 7 elements to defend when you need to hold on a result.
Suitable for those who like to dominate.
The RM and LM need to have winger attributes but also medium defensive work rate.
Inadequate if the opponent plays with fast wingers.

MOST SUITED PLAY STYLES

Quick, short, sharp passing in terms of build-up play with an attacking focus in particular. Suitable for the games you are trying to win by keeping the ball in the middle and creating opportunities by your midfielders.

HOW TO USE THIS FORMATION

The 352 is essentially a more defensive version of the 3412 formation, although it is still preferable that the LM and RM have at least medium defensive work rates in order to cover the 2 wider CB’s and help stop the opponent from exploiting the flanks in your own half.

HOW TO COUNTER THIS FORMATION

Because this formation is so defensive, playing more attacking is perfectly fine.

Formations you should use to beat this one (by descending order):
4312, 433 (4), 451, 4132.

352
POS
ATT WR
DEF WR
IMPORTANT ATTRIBUTES
CB R Medium High Pac Def
CB C Medium High Def Phy
CB L Medium High Pac Def
CDM R Medium High Pas Def
CDM L Low High Def Phy
RM High Medium Pac Dri
LM High Medium Pac Dri
CAM Medium Medium Pas Vis
ST R High Medium Phy Sho
ST L Medium Low Sho Pac
Key Player
CDM | The CDM’s are crucial to breaking up play as well as being the focal point for starting your attacks. If you have 2 weak CDM players in this formation you’re setting yourself up for a fall. The defence will be left exposed without two strong, disciplined CDM’s.