31 Dec Final Belgrade 2016 preparation tournaments kick off 2016 By: Tim Hartog National Teams, European Championships, Miscellaneous The European players will have a short time for celebrations at New Year's Eve being in the midst of preparation for the 2016 Eurpopean Championships in Belgrade. Already on Sunday the first of two tournaments finalising the preparation-phase gets underway as the 10th Volvo Cup is hosted in Győr, Hungary. Here home team Hungary takes on a nice line-up of teams as Italy, Spain and Slovakia will be the opponents during the 3-day tournament. Meanwhile in Dubrovnik on Monday 4 different teams will also use some last competition before travelling to Serbia's capital where the 2016 Europeans get underway on Sunday, January 10. Hosts Croatia welcome Montenegro, Germany and Brazil each playing 3 matches in 2 days time in the Gruz pool of Jug Dubrovnik. Volvo Cup 2016 Győr (HUN) Programme Sunday, 3 January: 17.00: Slovakia vs. Spain 19.00: Hungary vs. Italy Monday, 4 January: 17.00: Slovakia vs. Italy 19.00: Hungary vs. Spain Tuesday, 5 January: 18.00: Spain vs. Italy 20.00: Hungary vs. Slovakia 4-nation tournament Dubrovnik (CRO) Programme Monday, 4 January: 17.00: Germany vs. Montenegro 18.20: Croatia vs. Brazil Tuesday, 5 January: 11.00: Montenegro vs. Brazil 12.20: Croatia vs. Germany 17.00: Germany vs. Brazil 18.20: Croatia vs. Montenegro N.b.: time mentioned is local time.