- Line 836 explains: a robot receives a yellow card, if it does not respect the distance to the ball when the play is restarted (freekick/cornerkick)
- The Section “Position of free kick” explains:
if a player does not respect the distance it is considered as an incapable player and must be removed from the field (30s removal penalty).
- Player gets a yellow card AND a 30s removal penalty
- Player gets a 30s removal penalty.
Personally I think the keywords are “when the play is restarted”
So if a Player does not respect the distance after 15s the player is considered as an incapable player.
If all player does respect the distance, the play is restarted.
If a player then moves inside the distance radius before the actual free kick or corner kick is happening the player receives a yellow card.
After that? what happens? Player will be removed and the free kick/corner kick will be repeated?
Could you please clarify those rules?
Lines 852-853 explains:
“denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity to an opponent moving towards the player’s goal by an offence punishable by a free kick or a penalty kick”
In Germany this is called “Notbremse”. I don’t think there is an English word for it. This happens all the time, especially if you consider there are normally not more than 2-3 robot from each team on the field.
I have the feeling, that this will result in a game, where almost no players are allowed to play any more, because every robot gets a red card.
Even in a real football match it is hard to tell what is “an obvious goalscoring opportunity”.
I think this rule needs a more precise wording or the possibility to show a yellow card instead of a red card. Maybe 1-2 examples.