You must accept the Terms and Conditions before claiming your credits. /fifa/fan-rewards/terms-and-conditions View Terms & Conditions

FIFA 14 - Teammate Intelligence

Posted May 3rd at 12:00am.

One of the most memorable moments from the 2006 FIFA World Cup occurred when Argentina strung together 24 passes before scoring a fantastic goal against Serbia and Montenegro. The attackers knew exactly where they should be to open up the opposition and they executed flawlessly.

With Teammate Intelligence in FIFA 14, players will have better decision-making and teams will play smarter on both the attack and defense to bring the beauty of the game to life. 

Open Up the Pitch

FIFA 14 introduces new run types to make goal-scoring opportunities even more exciting. Players will have the intelligence to break down defenses by creating space for themselves and separation from defenders.

You will notice that attacking players will watch the backline to avoid being caught offside before breaking free for a pass or through ball. Attackers will also now perform checked runs to confuse defenders.

Additionally, the center-forward will back into a defender to hold position and receive the ball, creating space to gain possession. Afterward, he will either release to another player or turn and shoot on goal. 

Closing the Gap

In FIFA 14, defenders will be better at tracking runs without over-committing. They will recognize opportunities to support and apply pressure from anywhere on the pitch. Rather than always covering the player closest to them, AI defenders will better position themselves to reduce the chance of someone being left wide-open.

Defensive decision-making will be based on multiple frames enabling defenders to continually analyze the play to search for the most dangerous player. This will improve run tracking and man marking. Smarter, tighter marking will change the way games unfold as more action is driven to the middle of the field, leading to tighter passes and a greater emphasis on strategy.

Also introduced this year is defensive pressure—teammates will recognize good opportunities to win back possession and support with tighter marking and more pressure. Previously, once a team had a lead late into a match, they would begin to slow the pace to run down the clock. Now, Defenders will recognize this and press the attacking players in an attempt to win back possession.

When combined with Protect the Ball, Teammate Intelligence opens up the entire field. Plays will form organically as smarter decisions are made, meaning a more realistic football experience.

For additional gameplay details, check out our previous FIFA 14 features on Pure Shot, Real Physics and Career Mode.

Stay tuned for even more on FIFA 14 in the coming weeks.

Related Articles

FIFA 14 Release Date & Pre-Order Details Revealed

Mark September 24th on your calendars. That’s the North American release date for FIFA 14, arriving on store shelves for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. The worldwide release of FIFA 14 happens three days later on September 27th.

FIFA Ultimate Team – Gazzetta Serie A TOTS

For longtime Udinese striker Antonio Di Natale, it’s all about consistency. He has managed to score 23 or more goals in each of the last four seasons and has become the club’s main goal scorer. In 2012/13, his 23 goals were more than twice as many as…

FIFA Ultimate Team – Team of the Week

Even with the league title already wrapped up, FC Barcelona continued their winning ways by easily defeating their city rivals RCD Espanyol with a margin of two goals to nil. Alexis Sánchez opened the scoring early with teammate Pedro ensuring the win…

FIFA Ultimate Team – Team of the Week

Although they couldn’t avoid relegation, Spanish side RCD Mallorca ended their time in La Liga with a 4-2 home win over Real Valladolid. Giovani dos Santos’ goal in the 58th minute ended up being the game-winner.

FIFA Ultimate Team – L'Equipe Ligue 1 TOTS

Talk about domination. Not only did Paris Saint-Germain’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic command the goal-scoring table in Lique 1 with 30 goals, chances are without his production up-front the club would not have won only their third league title and first since…

FIFA 14 - Protect the Ball

Arguably the best group of players ever assembled in La Liga, FC Barcelona has possessed the ball over an estimated 67 percent during their games this season.  That’s 10 per cent better than second-place, Real Madrid, and a big reason why Barca sits 16…

FIFA 14 - Pure Shot, Real Ball Physics

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s bicycle-kick against England, Lionel Messi’s first goal at Barça as a 17-year-old, Papiss Cisse’s volley against Chelsea; an amazing goal can set the world abuzz. The EA SPORTS FIFA development has taken that into consideration when…

FIFA 14 - Career Mode First Look

Behind the fabled youth academy of FC Barcelona or Arsene Wenger’s impressive reputation for discovering unknown talent is a team of trusted scouts. These sophisticated global scouting networks are responsible for finding their club’s next superstar,…

EA & FIFA - Licensing Agreement Extended Until 2022

Since 1993, Electronic Arts has worked alongside FIFA, the international governing body of the sport of soccer, to produce world-class soccer video games for people around the globe. Today, we are proud to announce that this partnership has been extended…