England demolished Panama 6-1 in their second Group G match in Nizhny Novgorod, with Stones bagging a brace.

The result sealed their place in the round of 16 having beaten Tunisia 2-1 in their first match at the World Cup in Russia.

Gareth Southgate's squad will face Belgium, who have also already qualified for the knockout stage, in Kaliningrad on Thursday in a match that will decide which of the two teams wins Group G.

"I never thought of scoring twice at the World Cup" Stones said.

"As a kid I never thought I could get a chance to play for England, never mind score. It’s a special moment. The main thing for me was to qualify and get through. Anything else is a bonus for me...

"The start of this campaign was good and we should keep improving... We want to win a game against Belgium... We need to keep winning, keep that momentum going."

Stones added that he would "love" to face Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku.

"Me and Rom (Romelu Lukaku) used to have some good battles in trainings when we were at Everton. He is a top striker, that’s why he went for that amount of money and gone to Man (Manchester) United.

"I’d love to have a good battle with him again. I think it’s good to play such a strong team at this stage of the tournament. It brings the best out of you."

The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off on June 14 and will continue until July 15, with the matches being played in 11 cities across Russia.