BRAZIL'S world club champions Sao Paulo and European powerhouses Feyenoord are set to stage a grand opening of the new Hong Kong Stadium in March. The South Americans, who beat Italy's AC Milan 3-2 in Tokyo to retain their Intercontinental Cup title two weeks ago, are understood to have agreed terms with the organisers of the three-day gala. And their opponents will be Rotterdam club Feyenoord, the reigning national champions who were at the forefront of the Dutch renaissance in the late 1960s and early 1970s, winning the European Cup and the World Club Championship in 1970 and the UEFA Cup in 1974. The match will take place on Sunday, March 13, and organisers are confident of attracting a capacity crowd of 40,000. Feyenoord's general manager, Fred Blankomeijer, said last night: ''We are very eager to come to Hong Kong because we have never played there before. ''We have played in China and Japan but not in Hong Kong. We regard it as an honour to be asked to take part in an exhibition match to mark the opening of a new stadium.'' The stadium is being rebuilt at a cost of $850 million and it will be handed over to the landlords, the Urban Council, by the Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club, who have funded the work, on Friday, March 11. A series of pop concerts are being arranged for the following day, with the exhibition football match on the Sunday. Sao Paulo, despite losing their captain and midfield general Rai to Paris St Germain last season, hung on to their world club crown by beating Milan 3-2. Coached by Tele Santana, Sao Paulo's lineup includes national team strikers Palhinha and Muller and veteran midfielder Toninho Cerezo, 38, who was part of Brazil's brilliant four-man midfield in the 1982 World Cup in Spain, along with Zico, Falcao and Socrates. Feyenoord's league championship success last season was their first since 1984 and ended an eight-year domination by Ajax Amsterdam and PSV Eindhoven. With former star players Wim Jansen and Wim van Hanegem as technical director and manager respectively, the great days have returned to De Kuip - the Feyenoord stadium. So have the great players, with goalkeeper Ed de Goey, central defender John de Wolf, midfielders Rob Witschge and Peter Bosz and striker John van Loen all likely to be in the 22-strong Dutch squad for the World Cup in the United States next summer. They also have former Spurs, Nottingham Forest and Real Madrid libero Johnny Metgod in their ranks, plus Hungarian midfielder Jozsef Kiprich, the darling of the Feyenoord fans and their leading scorer with 17 goals last season. De Wolf is the most idolised player at the club, however, a Tarzan-like figure in the centre of defence who was earmarked to patrol England striker Alan Shearer in the vital World Cup qualifier in Rotterdam last month. Shearer had to miss the game throughinjury and Holland won 2-0 in controversial fashion with goals from Ronald Koeman and Dennis Bergkamp. This season they lie second in the First Division with 28 points from 17 matches, two points adrift of arch-rivals Ajax but five clear of third-placed PSV. They were unbeaten in the league until Saturday, December 11, when they lost 1-0 away to Roda JC Kerkrade. They were knocked out of the European Cup in the second round by Portugal's FC Porto. After losing 1-0 away, they were held to a 0-0 draw in Rotterdam to miss out on the lucrative group sections of the competition. Feyenoord were on a shortlist of three targets to provide European opposition for Sao Paulo. The other two clubs being considered were Sweden's IFK Gothenburg and Russia's Spartak Moscow. Dick Advocaat will coach the Netherlands during the World Cup finals in the United States next summer, the Dutch soccer association (KNVB) confirmed yesterday. A KNVB spokeswoman said Advocaat had agreed to their request to take on the job after the association broke off negotiations with Barcelona coach Johan Cruyff last weekend. Advocaat successfully steered the Netherlands through the qualifying rounds of the competition but the KNVB had hoped to strike a deal with Cruyff for the duration of the finals. KNVB chairman Jos Staatsen said at the weekend that the association had broken off talks with Cruyff after failing to settle various commercial aspects of his contract. Advocaat was immediately asked to stay on as coach of the national team but he requested several days to think the offer over. He had been widely expected to accept. ''He (Advocaat) has accepted, but this can hardly be a surprise after what happened at the weekend,'' the KNVB spokeswoman said.