The university champions taking part in next week's HKFC Philips Lighting International Soccer 7s will hope their good egg doesn't boil when the competition heats up. The Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) will be one of eight SAR teams competing in the Soccer 7s, a three-day event which kicks off at Hong Kong Football Club (HKFC) next Friday. The team will count on the form of their inspirational goalkeeper Egg Chan Ka-chung, who was named the most outstanding player in the 2006 Hong Kong Universities Football League. IVE were crowned league champions after a penalty shoot-out victory over Polytechnic University (PolyU). They will take on Glasgow Rangers in their opening group stage match on May 20, and later Japanese side Urawa Red Diamonds, the 7s defending champions, and local professional club Kitchee. Chan is a key member of the IVE team, having steered them to the league crown by conceding just three goals in five group stage matches, and shutting out opponents in both the semi-final and final. The 7s competition will be played in very hot conditions, and 'Egg' will need to keep his cool. 'We know it will be difficult, but we are confident we can do well,' said Chan, who explained that 'Egg' is a translation of his Chinese name. IVE are preparing for the finals of the Philips All China Universities League, where 24 provincial champions clash for the grand title at the end of next month. They qualified after finishing seventh out of 16 teams at the recent southern China preliminary round. This is the third year that the university league champions have been invited for the 7s. Earlier, City University and Hong Kong Institute of Education took part in the tournament. Top teams at the 7s include English Premiership sides Arsenal, Manchester United and Aston Villa, Scottish Premiership teams Rangers and Celtic, and Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven. There are four groups, with the top two sides from each group advancing to the quarter-finals. Games are seven minutes each half. Entrance to the 7s is free next Friday (6-8pm). Admission for May 20-21 costs $200 and includes an official programme and entry into a lucky draw for an all-expenses-paid trip to the FIFA World Cup Final in Germany. Admission passes are on sale at Philips showrooms and HKFC.