Brazilian stars Rambo Ricardo and Marcio Gabri Anacleto of Hong Kong football champions Sun Hei say they are ready to play in the Lunar New Year Carlsberg Cup, but are awaiting confirmation of their places in the squad. The South Americans spoke at a soccer clinic organised by the Philips Hong Kong Universities Football League at the Stanley Ho Sports Centre on Monday. 'Everybody says this is the biggest event of the year in Hong Kong football and we want to play in it,' said Ricardo, who joined Sun Hei five years ago. Ricardo and Anacleto will know if they are in the SAR squad when it is announced by the Hong Kong Football Association on January 27. Each year three international teams and a Hong Kong League team take part in the 18-year-old competition, which is a feature of the SAR's Lunar New Year festivities. Along with the hosts, two-time world champions Uruguay, former European champions Denmark and Asian Games gold medallists Iran have been lined up for the tournament to be held at the Hong Kong Stadium from February 1-4. 'Playing against Uruguay would be special - they are an excellent side,' said striker Anacleto, who has scored eight goals for Sun Hei in his first season with the club after signing from Brazilian side Villanova Boys in the summer. Brazilians have been a feature of Hong Kong sides in the Carlsberg Cup in recent years. Midfielder Aderbal Filho was Hong Kong's hero in last year's Lunar New Year's day match against World Cup-bound China, played in front of 26,000 fans. Filho scored the equaliser in a tense 1-1 draw and then sealed victory with the deciding kick in a penalty shoot-out. South China's Brazilian centre-back Cristiano Cordeiro was also a tower of strength and he is expected to play for the SAR again this year. Along with Ricardo and Anacleto, fellow Sun Hei star Leung Chi-kui and Hong Kong Football Club's Lo Yin-hung joined players from seven university football teams in a series of technical skills challenges at the Philips event on Monday. City University (CityU) players proved to be the champions, winning the heading volleyball game and the shooting contest. Prizes included Philips MP3s and table lamps for the students. The local university football league, which is in its second year, moves into the semi-final stage next month. Four teams - CityU and Chinese University from Group A, and defending champions Hong Kong Institute of Education and Chu Hai from Group B - will battle it out for a place in the final, which is scheduled for March.