Canadian referee Joe Fletcher assigned to work Portugal-Morocco game

Canadian referee's assistant Joe Fletcher has been assigned to work the upcoming World Cup game between Portugal and Morocco. (Stephen Brashear/CP/AP)

Canadian assistant referee Joe Fletcher has been assigned to work Wednesday’s World Cup match between Portugal and Morocco in Moscow.

Fletcher, fellow assistant referee Frank Anderson and referee Mark Geiger will work the Group B game at Luzhniki Stadium.

Fletcher and Geiger, like Anderson an American, previously served as VAR (video assistant referee) officials for Saturday’s Argentina-Iceland game at Moscow’s Spartak Stadium.

Fletcher, a 41-year-old chartered accountant from St. Catharines, Ont., by way of Niagara Falls, is working his second World Cup.

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