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Nikolaos Roumeliotis scored 21 points and Marios Gkiourdas added 14 Saturday as Greece handed winless Japan its 11th straight loss in the men’s volleyball World League.

Greece beat an error-prone host 25-22, 23-25, 25-23, 25-16 in a first-round Pool D game at Toyama municipal gymnasium in a meeting between teams which have already been eliminated from the competition.

Takahiro Yamamoto had a team-high 18 points for the Japanese, who self-destructed with a string of service mistakes and added to the misery in their campaign that includes four losses each to France and Yugoslavia.

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