India Today Anti Fake News War Room (AFWA) has discovered that the players in the blue and white jerseys are not from India but from El Salvador.
The women in the blue and white jersey are not the Indian Women’s Under-16 Basketball Team.
A photograph of an American women’s basketball team standing next to another team has caught the attention of internet users due to the distinct inequality in height.
While women wearing red swimsuits wear the inscription “USA”, the name of the country is fuzzy on those wearing blue and white swimsuits. Many social media users say it is the Indian women’s under-16 basketball team that faces its American counterparts.
“United States Under 16 vs. India Under 16,” reads the caption of the article on Facebook and Instagram.
India Today Anti Fake News War Room (AFWA) has discovered that the players in the blue and white shirts are not from India but from El Salvador. This photo was taken in Chile in 2019 during the FIBA ââLeague of the Americas U16 for women.
Using reverse image search, we found the original image posted on several Facebook pages on basketball, Photo galleries, and also on Twitter in June 2019. According to these articles, they are under-16 basketball players from the United States and El Salvador. In these positions the blue and white jerseys are not blurred.
We found other such photographs of the two teams which were uploaded to Youtube in 2020. In one of the photographs, “El Salvador” is clearly visible on the blue and white jersey.
We also found Spanish reports from 2019 on the viral photo and the match. This photo has gone viral due to the shocking height difference between players on the two teams.
According to reports, this photo was taken before the match between the United States and El Salvador, at the FIBA ââLeague of the Americas U16 for women which took place in Chile in 2019. The United States won the 114-19 game against El Salvador. Therefore, it is clear that the viral post is misleading as the women in the blue and white jersey are not the Indian women’s under-16 basketball team.
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ClaimThese are Indian Under-16 basketball players who stand alongside the United States Under-16 basketball team.ConclusionThe players in the blue jersey are from El Salvador. This photo was taken in Chile in 2019 during the FIBA ââLeague of the Americas U16 for women. The United States defeated El Salvador 114-19 in that game. âThis electronic mail transmission and all previous documents, files or electronic messages annexed or attached thereto may contain confidential or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient, or a person responsible for delivery to the intended recipient, you are advised that any disclosure, copying, printing, distribution or use of the information contained in or attached to this transmission is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. If you have received this transmission in error, please notify the sender immediately by return email and delete the original transmission, its attachments and any copies in your possession, custody or control. TV Today Network Ltd. accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage caused by software viruses and you are advised to perform an antivirus check on all attachments contained in this message. 4 Attachments YouTube Video Preview USA vs El Salvador Basketball – Women’s Team !!
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