The matches between the teams will play a huge part in qualification with only the winners of the nine groups in European qualifying guaranteed a place in the finals in Brazil in 2014. The best eight runners-up go into play-offs.
The teams met in the quarter-finals of this summer’s European Championships with Spain recording a comfortable 2-0 win on the way to defending their title.
“This is a great game for France,” said Hugo, who made his Premier League debut for us in the 2-0 win against Villa last time out.
“We need a good result for the qualification for Brazil.
“It’s always a challenge to play against Spain. We lost in the Euro quarter-finals, it will be the same team and we know what to expect, so we have to be strong, to enjoy it and to play a great game.”
The goalkeeper and French captain travels to Madrid to take on World and double European champions at Atletico Madrid’s Vicente Calderon Stadium.