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1. The green light has been given for Video Review to be used at the 2019 Women's World Cup. The organizing committee for FIFA competitions, which oversees all world championships, has made the recommendation following recent seminars in Abu Dhabi and Doha offering a educational program for Women's World Cup referees, who are women. They will likely work with male VAR crews experienced in the implementation of the system. The FIFA Council will ratify VAR at its meeting next week in Miami.

2. U.S. Soccer sponsor Secret Deodorant has launched its "All Strength, No Sweat" campaign to highlight the stories of barrier-breaking women. It is holding a social-media contest for women to share their own personal stories and moments of cheering for each other. The grand-prize winner will be selected to win a trip with five friends to watch the women's national team, receive a behind-the-scenes locker room tour and a meet and greet with players at a U.S. match this spring. Secret is one of seven U.S. Soccer sponsors rolling out programs ahead of the Women's World Cup.

3. The first Lower Division Soccer Summit will be held March 30-31 in Boca Raton, Florida. A similar gathering was hosted by Chattanooga FC in 2018 to address issues faced by lower division clubs seeking direction. Since then, NISA has received provisional U.S. Soccer sanctioning as a Division 3 league and the NPSL has announced plans for the Founders Cup. The Boca Raton summit will run two days and "open the conversation" for clubs about challenges and goals as well as successes and failures.
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