2 of 3 stars

Attack

3 of 3 stars

Defence

1 of 3 stars

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532
SUMMARY
Name 532
Base Formation 532
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
Defending
Possession
Slow Build-Up
DESCRIPTION

532 is the most solid and balanced formation of 5 defenders. Although seemingly a defensive formation, it can become very offensive.

STRONG AND WEAK POINTS

Strong defence with space for wing backs to run into.
Can be narrow attacking wise limiting options.

MOST SUITED PLAY STYLES

A very rigid setup allows for patient build-up in terms of passing with focus through the CM positions.

HOW TO USE THIS FORMATION

The style of play with this shape is perhaps narrower than usual, but with hard-working wing backs, it doesn’t have to be. There is a slight separation between the midfield and defence which can be exploited at times, however, when in possession it can be difficult for opponents to defend against. Slick passing and good movement are required when going forward with the ball, but accurate long balls will work if you have a set of strikes who are decent in the air. This system is 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.

HOW TO COUNTER THIS FORMATION
532
POS
ATT WR
DEF WR
IMPORTANT ATTRIBUTES
CB R Medium High Def Phy
CB C Low High Def Phy
CB L Medium High Pac Def
RWB Medium Medium Pac Dri
LWB Medium Medium Pac Dri
CM R High Medium Pas Pac
CM C Medium Medium Pas Def
CM L High Medium Pas Pac
ST R High Medium Sho Phy
ST L Medium Low Sho Pac
Key Player
CB | The CB’s are the spine and core of the team. At least two of the centre-backs need to be comfortable in possession of the ball to start your attacks as well as being tall, strong, athletic and quick. There are only a handful of players who fit this criterion so if using the 5-3-2 makes sure you select your CB’s carefully and build the team around them.