France and Peru are set to go head-to-head at the 33,000-seater Yekaterinburg Arena later on Thursday.

"I heard that Peru wasted a lot of goal-scoring chances in the first game [against Denmark]. Maybe I will support France. Although I think it will be a draw today," Datsyuk told journalists.

He said that he was going to attend the France-Peru match just as he attended the previous game at the stadium when Uruguay beat Egypt 1-0 on 15 June.

"I am very pleased with the stadium, with the atmosphere around it. For me, these are new emotions," the 39-year-old Yekaterinburg native added.