In many ball sports played in Australia there is a familiar term "shepherding". Wikipedia describes it as this:
"Shepherding is the act of legally pushing, bumping or blocking an opposing player from gaining possession of the ball or reaching the contest."
Usually the person doing the shepherding is not in possession of the ball themselves.
Are there any rules in football which prevents one player from preventing an opposing player access to the ball either by blocking access to the ball or by blocking access for them to take the ball from the player in possession on your team?