France centre Wesley Fofana has been withdrawn from their Rugby World Cup squad in Japan due to a thigh injury he sustained in a warm-up win over Italy last month.

The experienced 31-year-old, who missed Saturday's 23-21 victory over Argentina in Tokyo, will be replaced by Pierre-Louis Barassi, the French Rugby Federation said in a statement.

Lyon centre Barassi, 21, is the third member of France's World Rugby Under-20 championship-winning side of 2018 in the senior squad alongside Romain Ntamack and Demba Bamba.

France, World Cup quarter-finalists in 2015, will face the United States in their next match at Fukuoka on 2 October before games against Tonga and England.