The 65-year-old is using a four-stage strategy to guide the Three Lions to glory in Brazil in 2014, which he insists is much like the popular UK game show.
“The future’s the future. One of the things I will say is our future has to have a certain amount of vision. First of all there are four steps," Hodgson told the Mirror.
“On that quiz show I rather like, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, you have to put things in order. We have an order.
“First of all we have qualifying games. Then we qualify, if we’re lucky. Then we take a squad to Brazil. Then we win it.
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"We have to put those in order. We’re still at point number one, trying to qualify.
"We do have a vision. We do realise that if we do succeed in getting to Brazil, it’s two years further down the line. We have to have that in mind as well.”
The former Liverpool boss also expressed delight at seeing Jack Wilshere return to fitness for Arsenal but insisted veteran midfielder Frank Lampard's place is not under threat as a result.
“It’s a relevant question,” Hodgson added. “On Jack Wilshere, it’s great to see him back but after 14 months it’s naive to think he’ll walk back into being what he wants.
“I don’t have a hard and fast policy. I would suggest that when a player loses his place in the team after 100 games, he might not want to be a squad member. It might not even be a decision I have to take.
“If that player decides he doesn’t want to be a squad member, that’s a decision I’ll have to make. At the moment, Frank is in the team and doing well at Chelsea.”