|Attacking Score||2 /3|
|Defending Score||2 /3|
|Counter Score||1 /3|
|Availability||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 | FIFA 23|
|Features|| 3xx |
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.
|Pos||Att WR||Def WR||Important Attributes|
|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.|
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.