As you know there are many free soccer games that you can get on the internet. The search of the best online soccer game is a never ending task for me. From time to time, the list of my free soccer games keep on expanding and increasing. My latest exploration bring me to the following soccer game. It is a very interesting penalty kick tournament soccer game. The name of the game is World Cup Penalty Kick Tournament.
The game consists of three mode:
1) 2 Players mode
2) vs CPU mode
3) Practice mode
Unless you have a friend playing against you or you choose the practice session, kindly choose the "vs CPU" mode. You will control the player you choose from the 8 countries, namely Italy, Sweden, Germany, Japan, France, Croatia, Brazil, Spain. There is another team called Mr. X that you can choose from.
Each match lasts 45 seconds and players alternate taking shot. You have 7 seconds to take a shot. Otherwise, the player will take the shot automatically. The player will shoot directly at the goalkeeper if you did not aim at other direction.
The preliminary round consists of 4 teams including your team. You will face each team once and your objective is to beat all of them to collect the maximum points. 3 points are awarded if you managed to beat your opponent. While a draw will earn you 1 point; a draw happened if the score is tie at the end of the 45 seconds. To advance to the second round, you are required to collect 5 points or more. If you get 4 points you still can go through to the next round, but you must have positive goal difference to qualify. Anything less than that you will be eliminated from the competition.
How to shoot - click on the smaller ball and drag it until below the goalpost. Release when to shoot, use the blinking arrow as a guideline.
How to shoot higher - Drag down towards bottom of the window
Add power to your shot - Release when small arrow flashing towards the goal is closest to the top and red.
How to curve the ball - To curve the ball aim slightly off center. Release mouse button then slightly before shooter's foot touches the ball press and hold the SPACE key.
How to fake out the keeper - Drag the smaller ball and release your shot then quickly before your players foot touches the ball click on the drag ball and swing it to the other side. Release mouse button as close as possible to foot/ball contact.
You can control your goalkeeper either using the mouse or keyboard. If you use the mouse, click on the four directions within the goal frame when your opponent is about to shoot. Otherwise, you can use the four keys to choose where your keeper want to dive to defend the goalpost.
S - Jump left (to save high left shot)
X - Dive left (to save low left shot)
D - Jump right (to save high right shot)
C - Dive right (to save low right shot)
The goalkeeper can move when the opponent start to move. Make sure your goalkeeper don't dive too early and the best chance to save a shot is to dive just before the opponent is about to make contact with the ball. Watch closely for the drag ball positioning, it can give you clues as to where he is aiming, but be aware of fakes. He will often quickly switch and aim elsewhere.
To play the World Cup Penalty Kick Tournament game.
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