PARIS, Aug 13 (Reuters) - France captain Patrick Vieira believes Lilian Thuram and Claude Makelele will not retire from international soccer. 'I don't see them quitting,' the Inter Milan midfielder told French channel TF1 on Sunday.
'I will do all that I can to convince them to stay,' the former Arsenal captain added.
Midfielder Makelele said last month has quitting the international scene. Defender Thuram has yet to decide.
'They have a lot to bring to France. It would be a pity if they were quitting,' said Vieira, who left demoted Juventus for Serie A rivals Inter Milan during the close season.
World Cup runners-up France travel to Georgia for their first Euro 2008 qualifier next month.