Bent has scored three goals since joining Fulham on loan but he linked up well with Dimitar Berbatov on Monday night as the Cottagers subjected Crystal Palace to a damning 4-1 defeat.
The 29-year-old featured in England squads during the early stages of his career at Charlton and also when he was at Tottenham, Sunderland and Aston Villa.
He has not donned the famous white shirt for two years, however, and Hodgson has turned to the likes of Rickie Lambert and Jermain Defoe during recent injury crises.
Jol thinks Hodgson will not be able to carry on omitting the former Charlton man in the run up to Brazil if he carries on scoring, however.
"You never know," the Fulham boss said when asked about Bent's chances of making the plane for Brazil.
"(Selection) can be a spur of the moment thing because if Bent scores five goals in the final month of league then he could be in contention again to be selected.
"Bent is one of best finishers in England, he is like Defoe. And Defoe has a big chance to go to Brazil I think and Danny Welbeck is probably similar. They are all good players."
Injury held Bent back during the early stages of his Fulham career, but he has finally begun to find his feet at Craven Cottage, where he is on loan from Villa until the end of the season.
The win over the Eagles cost Ian Holloway his job and simultaneously eased the pressure on Jol, who registered back-to-back wins for the first time this term.
Owner Shahid Khan, who was at the match, described the win as a "breakout" moment for Fulham and reaffirmed his support for Jol.
The Dutchman's position was said to be under threat following a poor start to the campaign, but he feels his team had started playing well - even before they beat Stoke in only their second win four weeks ago.
"People don't realise that in the last four games (in all competitions), we only lost once," Jol said.
"That was against Cardiff, which was disappointing, but we turned a corner four or five weeks ago."
Fulham will have to be at their best on Saturday against Southampton if they are to win three straight league games for only the second time under Jol.
After spending big to recruit Dani Osvaldo, Victor Wanyama and Dejan Lovren, the south-coast club are challenging the biggest teams in the country for a place among the top four.
Jol, who has seen his team ship 10 goals this season, has marvelled at the excellent defensive record of Mauricio Pochettino's team.
"I think there is only one team in Europe who did better or equalled them defensively and that is Roma," the former Tottenham boss said.
"They are the only team to concede three in the Barclays Premier League.
"They have strong athletes, they have stamina and strength at the back and they are organised.
"It is a good team, they are solid in defence, but they go forward.
"If you have (Rickie) Lambert, Osvaldo and (Adam) Lallana up front you have quality."
Fulham will give fitness tests to Bryan Ruiz, who has a back injury, and centre-back Brede Hangeland, who had to come off at half-time during the Palace game with a nerve problem in his leg.