The country was awarded the hosting rights during a European Taekwondo Union (ETU) Council meeting, which took place on the sidelines of the World Junior Championships in Bulgarian capital Sofia.

DTU President Stefan Klawiter thanked the ETU following the decision.

Andreas Rahn, the secretary general of the German Taekwondo Union (DTU), gave a presentation at the ETU meeting.

«This great challenge, which such a large and important tournament entails, must now be mastered with all our might,» he said.

No host city or dates for the event have so far been announced.

World Taekwondo President Chungwon Choue was among those to attend the meeting.

Elsewhere, the ETU also approved the qualification pathway for next year’s European Games in Poland.

«Today we have set a few important steps to guarantee the leading position ETU has in the world,» said ETU President Sakis Pragalos.

«I am very pleased that our Council fully supports the programmes that I have initiated to develop our sport in Europe.»

Dan Palmer.