This picture of a football ground is not from Manipur; here's the fact check

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A picture of a football field surrounded by dense forest has gone viral all over social media claiming that it is located in Ukhrul, Manipur.

The Facebook caption reads: “The beautiful football ground is not in Europe but in Ukhrul, Manipur, India. Exceptionally beautiful!!!”

More such posts can be seen here and here.

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FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the post above and found it to be FALSE.
On putting the picture through Google Reverse Image Search, we found the same picture of football ground surrounded by dense forest on Medium.com claiming that this football ground is in Meshchershy Park, AKA the forest pitch in Russia.

We also found this picture on Pinterest that also claims this picture is from Moscow, Russia.

On searching further we also found the same football ground on wattpad.com.

Hence, the above picture of the football ground is from Russia and not from India. Don’t fall this false and misleading claims.

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