Vieira confident of World Cup selection
Asked to rate his chances of playing the World Cup, the 33-year-old midfielder told Canal Plus on Sunday: "100 percent. I have the desire and the determination. I can fail but I can't see myself missing the World Cup.
"As long as I play, there is no reason for me to be left out of the squad," he added.
Vieira earned the last of his 107 caps in a 1-0 defeat by Nigeria in a friendly last June. France coach Raymond Domenech repeatedly said Vieira had to play more games at club level if he wanted to return to the squad.
The midfielder, struggling with a calf strain, has not played for Manchester City since joining the Premier League club from Serie A champions Inter Milan this month.
He said City manager Roberto Mancini had not promised him a regular starting place.
"He gave me no guarantee but the simple fact he convinced me to join him means a lot, it means he trusts me... there are a lot of good players in midfield... but I believe in me," Vieira said.