The European Water Polo Championship 2016 in Belgrade promise to be a spectacle. Behind the race for the European title there is the battle for the Olympic Qualification Tournament in Trieste, Italy (April 3-10). The final match will be held on 23 January in Kombank Arena, Belgrade.
For the first time, the tournament will be contested by 16 countries (12 previously). The 16 teams qualified as follows: the host nation, the best seven teams from the 2014 European Championships and eight qualifiers.