The word "soccer" is derived from "association football". Soccer is a game played under rules determined by the International Football Association Board (IFAB)and governed internationally by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (International Federation of Association Football), commonly known by the acronym FIFA. The English language word "football" is also applied to gridiron football (which includes American football and Canadian football), Australian rules football, Gaelic football, rugby football (rugby league and rugby union), and related games.
No, but you should probably ask for the league rules because they might be different.
Dunno why this is here? He is an Aussie rules footballer... so this should probably not come under Football - Soccer!
Arm casts are allowable under the Laws of the Game. The competition authority or the referee have the authority to disallow it if it is deemed unsafe.
Zero. None. Enough to go forwards and that's it.
Under the Navigation Rules, it is OK to break the rules when it is absolutely necessary to avoid a collision.
If they are under an island they are no use at all.
There are 17 Laws of the Game that are too numerous to elaborate here. They can be found on the FIFA website under "Laws of the Game."
Soccer (or Association Football) became recognized as a "Sport" under the Cambridge Rules of 1848. From there the rules were refined in 1857 in Sheffield England until they became the rules as we know them today. To be honest, the sport was developed well before then as the sport was used a training regimen by Chinese forces in 3000 BC and throughout history since. Many would claim it as the first sport ever played.
Soccer is short for association football. Football has existed for as long as men have kicked or fought over a ball but there were was no agreed set of rules. The game was adopted by English Public Schools but they couldn't play against each other because they all played to different rules. A group of English schools and clubs came together on 26th October 1863 to agree common rules. They formed the Football Association and the game of soccer was formed. The laws of the game were written under the leadership of Ebenezer Cobb Morley.
This is one of the areas that FIFA allows individual youth leagues to decide for themselves, so each league sets its own rules.