- Line 812 awards an indirect free kick for “impeding the progress of an opponent”. How is that different from the triggers for a direct free kick? Is just standing in the way “impeding the progress of an opponent”, or does it involve a robot actively preventing an opponent from moving in the way they want to through contact (e.g. an outstretched arm)?
- What is an example of a common game situation (i.e. not related to a goalie handling the ball) that an indirect free kick is awarded instead of a direct one? (Law 13)
- Lines 871-875 (protocol for performing a free kick) are under the indirect free kick section, but it would be better to put these lines under “Procedure” (line 884), as it applies to both direct and indirect free kicks.
- Line 879 specifies that for an indirect free kick the ball must touch another player before it enters the goal. What happens if there is only one player on the field (e.g. AdultSize, but not limited to)? Even if there is a goalie on the same team, 8m away, this still doesn’t help. We propose that for an indirect free kick the ball must be touched more than once before a goal can be scored, but possibly by the same robot. Lines 927 and 936 prevent the taker of a free kick from touching the ball again before someone else has, which poses a highly related problem. It is recommended to suspend this rule in the context of robot soccer.