WORLD Cup finals qualifiers Romania and South Korea are almost certain starters for the Carlsberg Lunar New Year exhibition tournament at Mongkok Stadium in February. And there is a strong possibility that the organisers can attract a third national side who have qualified for the finals in the United States next June and July. With teams from Europe and Asia to line up alongside the Hong Kong League XI, the fourth side are expected to come from Africa. Ghana, who did not qualify for the World Cup, have been approached, but negotiations are still going on. In the meantime, two of the African continent's three qualifiers - Nigeria and Morocco - have been added to the list of possible starters. Romania, who qualified by beating Wales 2-1 in Cardiff last week, will not be able to call on their overseas-based players, but expect to have six or seven of the team on duty in Wales. ''All of the players in the Romanian party are on the initial list of 40 names submitted to FIFA by Romania for next year's World Cup finals,'' said a spokesman for the organisers. South Korea, one of two Asian qualifiers, are planning a two-week training camp in Hong Kong to escape the wintry weather in their own country. The four-team tournament, the second in the sponsors' four-year deal, will be held on the first and fourth days of the Lunar New Year - Thursday, February 10 and Sunday, February 13. Carlsberg's public relations manager, Derek Currie contacted the Hong Kong Football Association yesterday to discuss pitch preparation at Mongkok for the Lunar New Year tournament. The ground will be closed for the first two weeks of December, when all football matches will be played at Shamshuipo. There is a league game at Mongkok on Sunday, February 6, then nothing until the Thursday. ''It is a showpiece event and it will not be a good reflection on Hong Kong football if the tournament is played on a pitch with no grass,'' Currie said.