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Japan suffered its sixth straight defeat in a 3-0 drubbing at the hands of France despite a brave effort by Takahiro Yamamoto in the men’s World Cup on Friday.

Philippe Barca-Cysique was unforgiving on the spike while Hubert Henno played solid defense to lead the World Championship bronze medalist to a 25-23, 25-18, 25-21 victory over Japan at Tokyo’s Yoyogi National Gymnasium.

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