The 33-year-old is back in the Bleus squad after proving he remains a world-class defender with a string of impressive displays for Monaco
The Monaco defender was forced to have a kidney transplant in March of last year, just 12 months after the removal of a cancerous tumour.
However, after remarkably working his way back to full fitness with Barcelona, Abidal has now worked his way back into the France squad after a string of commanding displays at the back for Monaco.
"It was difficult," the 33-year-old centre-half told L'Equipe. "But I fought back and now I'm fighting to stay at the level I'm at.
"Afterwards, if my body and my health will not allow it, I would probably quite. But today this is not the case.
"After what I experienced, there may always be skeptics but, as the coach [Didier Deschamps] has said, I have had a good preparation for this game.
"For the moment, I'm playing and I want to continue. There is no problem."
Abidal is now in line to make his 63rd appearance for his country in Friday's World Cup qualifier against Georgia.