I would like to ask about transitive verb in Russian "играть".
According to dictionary this verb is transitive but there are common sentences such as:
"Дети играют во дворе"
"Команда играла плохо"
In these examples the verb is used without complements. As I know "во дворе" and "плохо" are prepositional and adverbial phrases, respectively.
So, what is wrong?