"I think it will be an interesting game, a 50-50 game, and both teams are qualified so it will be a odd game", said Fellaini, who plays in England for Manchester United, having made his name for another Premier League club Everton.
"This was a game we wanted to win but the knockout game is the biggest game for a decade so we needed to make sure our key players were reserved".
"But we didn't enter the game in that manner".
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"None of us know if this side of the draw is advantageous or not".
Meanwhile, the second team will go to 2G, a side that only has one of the top nine teams in the world (No. 6 Switzerland) and three teams ranked 20th or lower, including No. 70 Russian Federation.
Southgate said he had had no preference about who his team would line up against in the last 16, even after Japan surprised by finishing second in Group H and will now face Belgium while England face Colombia.
Mr Michel also handed a Belgium football scarf to European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, who draped it over Ireland's Leo Varadkar.
"I believe it is a game we can win but it is going to be a fantastic challenge for us", he said.
"We saw that in the Euros two years ago". I think we showed tonight that we still have levels to reach. I thought they had the better controlled possession, and the better chances in the first half. Marcus Rashford is expected to take Raheem Sterling's place and Dele Alli is available again after training for the past two days.
And former Chelsea FC star Drogba has admitted that he is "scared" about how good Lukaku can become if he keeps on developing his game for both club and country. The former Manchester United forward bamboozled Danny Rose before curling an effort past the Everton keeper. Dier as I said was very, very negative.
Should Messi and Co. handle France and then either Uruguay or Portugal, the Argentine side could meet a side it took just one point from in qualifying.
We're a little bit anxious about him, maybe, before the game and I think tonight is the first time he's been tested and he pushed a lot out in front of the goal tonight'.