Victory for either would see them top Group G, and Dier believes familiarity with numerous Belgians on Thursday could help England's cause. The only thing yet to be decided is who will progress as group victor.
Loew, who led his side to glory against Argentina in the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil, refused to be drawn on his future in the immediate aftermath of Wednesday´s result.
Despite top spot in the group still being up for grabs, though, Southgate said neither he nor his team would be tempted into playing the long game and thinking about who they might face out of Group H when they open up knockout-round play.
If it was a gamble not to go for the win wholeheartedly then it is one Southgate appears at ease with and he certainly had no regrets about his team selection.
Germany failed to make it past the World Cup group stage.
"I am amused when people are plotting the route right through to where we would rather stay in for the semifinal".
England impressed in their opening two World Cup games, beating Tunisia 2-1 in Volgograd and thumping Panama 6-1 in Nizhny Novgorod.
Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard, Kevin de Bruyne and Toby Alderweireld are among the Belgium players who are with Premier League clubs. So that has come into his thinking and Southgate, i understands, has been chopping and changing with potential line-ups in training this week, since the thumping win against Panama on Sunday.
As expected both managers utilised their squads to the full - Belgium's Roberto Martinez switching nine players and Southgate bringing in eight from his reserves, a decision he had described as a "no brainer" in the circumstances.
So basically, if the teams play tomorrow's game to benefit their own interests, we could be in for a game of anti-football, with both England and Belgium looking to lose - in other words, avoid scoring - while attempting to end up with more cards than the other team. "I don't think we can look any further than that".
Portugal lost the plot despite Morocco victory, says coach Santos
Why not? If you look at our squad a lot of us have beards. "Two years ago we started a new journey, we were ranked 81st". In 26 matches competitive matches since he took over in September 2014, Portugal have won 20 and lost once .
But Rashford rejected the notion that the setback was a "reality check", adding: "We know it's early on in the process of what we're trying to do, but this is just a chance to try and prove it today".
"It's very important for us to protect and give every player the best possible programme to be in the best condition for the knockout games".
England's Harry Kane is leading the race for the World Cup Golden Boot. Unlike those poor souls in Group A, Group G's winners and runners up were already decided, the only thing to be decided was in which order.
"We have no idea who, when or where we will play in the next round".
The Germans on Thursday morning sensationally joined the curse of the champions, as now four of the last five ruling World Cup holders since 2002 have been eliminated in the group stage.
Southgate did not get off the bench during the 2002 World Cup, and has spoken about how, while he clearly wished his team-mates well, ultimately it is not an enjoyable experience for those not involved.
"We know how immaculate we have to be to win matches against the best teams".
Friday is a rest day.
Negotiate that, and England will face one of France, Argentina, Uruguay or Portugal in the semi-finals.