Yes, we said diving. We know it is somewhat of a dirty word in football. Besides, players never intentionally flop to receive a call. No one has ever over exaggerated a small shirt pull into a huge spectacle that results in bodies hitting grass. No way did our favorite player launch himself onto the ground to get a penalty kick to maybe win the game!
OK, let’s be honest and take a step in the right direction by admitting that diving is a real thing in leagues today. That said, we bring this up for two reasons. First, there’s controversy. Some guys would rather get caught reading Fifty Shades of Grey on a train than get caught diving in football. Second, diving in FIFA 15 does not technically exist.
Nowhere in the game’s skills training section, basic controls, advanced or even mind control will you see how to dive or “double tap joystick to dive.” That being the case, we have a good amount of games under our belts to believe diving may exist. Call it Easter egg, glitch or Bigfoot sighting, and you can be the judge.
While on offense with the ball at your player’s feet, you need to have a defender on you jockeying for the ball. You need to wait for him to put a hand on you, either grabbing your shoulder or pulling at the bottom of your jersey. While this is going on, if you hit the lob pass/slide tackle button, there is a good chance your guy will go down and an even better chance it’ll appear to be a foul in the ref’s eyes.
After we discovered this, we spent plenty of time trying to duplicate our results with hit and miss outcomes. We think it may also depend on where the ball is at your feet. If it is literally right on top of your foot, you might just boot it away when attempting to dive. We seem to have better results when the ball is a little further ahead of our player, either at full sprint or if the defender slows us down enough with his jockeying.
Again, we’re not saying diving is 100 percent possible in FIFA 15 with an easy to hit button and a guaranteed outcome. However, it did happen enough to draw our attention.We’re sure everyone would love to learn how to do this. You know, to make sure we know what to stay away from. Besides, there is no room for flopping in football, right?