French team is second in Group I, one point behind Spain while England have limited attacking options ahead of their double-header against Moldova and Ukraine.
With Wayne Rooney and Daniel Sturridge ruled out through injury, England will be dipping into its pool of reserve strikers for goals against Moldova.
Defensive frailties are no cause for worry ahead of WC qualifiers against Austria and the Faeroe Islands, according to Germany coach Joachim Loew.
Vidal, who plays for Italy's Juventus, said he hopes his good form will lead to a win for Chile's national team at the 2014 Brazil WC qualifier.
Right-back Maicon has declared his intention to remain Brazil's first-choice defender until next year's football World Cup.
Italy holds a four-point lead over Bulgaria atop Group B of European qualifying, with the Czechs five points back in third.
Fabregas has impressed for Barcelona during the opening weeks of the La Liga season and could make the difference for the world champions.
While France will be hoping for its strikers to end a miserable run of four matches without a goal, England has limited attacking options.
Isco hurt an ankle in Tuesday's training session and will have tests to determine whether he can play in Friday's WC qualifier against Finland.
Gareth Bale has been included in the Wales squad for a pair of upcoming World Cup qualifying matches.
Michael Essien is poised to make a first international appearance in more than two years.
Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella said he is waiting to see if injured Lionel Messi will recover and be able to play against Paraguay.
Del Bosque will announce his squad on August 30 for Spain's World Cup qualifier against Finland on September 6.
Ethiopia soccer officials have admitted fielding an ineligible player in a World Cup qualifier and are resigned to being stripped of three points, potentially handing South Africa and Botswana a 2014 lifeline.
Uzbekistan narrowly missed out on direct qualification for the 2014 World Cup despite the massive win on Tuesday.
A second-half strike from Reza Ghoochannejhad put Iran on top of Group A while South Korea secured the second automatic spot ahead of Uzbekistan on goal difference.
FIFA is investigating Ethiopia and Togo for allegedly fielding ineligible players in World Cup qualifying.
The Ethiopians join Algeria, Egypt, the Ivory Coast and Tunisia through to the third and final phase of the African preliminaries.
FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Mascherano after he was sent off for kicking the driver of a medical cart in a World Cup qualifier.
South Korea coach Choi Kang-hee said he wanted to crush Iran's hopes of automatic WC qualification next week after being 'badly treated' in Tehran last year.
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