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Canada's Fletcher to gets more ref work at World Cup

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The Canadian Press
6/29/2014 10:46:08 AM
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TORONTO - Canadian assistant referee Joe Fletcher will work the France versus Nigeria round-of-16 knockout game at the World Cup in Brasilia on Monday.

The 37-year-old chartered accountant from St. Catharines, Ont., works with American referee Mark Geiger and fellow assistant Sean Hurd.

It's the third match at the tournament for the trio after Colombia-Greece and Spain-Chile. Officials deemed to perform well get more work at the World Cup as the competition unfolds.

Their performance has won good reviews so far, including complimentary tweets from MLS players Dax McCarty and Whitecaps captain Jay DeMerit.

Geiger, a 39-year-old former math teacher, becomes the first American to referee a knockout stage match at the World Cup.

The Canadian-American trio has already officiated at the 2013 FIFA Club World Cup, the 2012 Olympics and the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup, among other tournaments.

Joe Fletcher (far left) (Photo: Adrian Dennis/Getty Images)

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(Photo: Adrian Dennis/Getty Images)
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