Vieira"s first game as captain will be against Bosnia in a friendly on August 16. French Coach Raymond Domenech feels that Vieira is the perfect choice to lead his country.
"The captain will be Patrick Vieira and it is logical,"
The 30-year-old has captained his country on eight previous occasions and he has won 94 caps scoring 6 times for the World Cup finalists.
France start their Euro 2008 qualifying campaign on September 2 in Georgia.