This photo shows girls' basketball teams from the US and El Salvador, not India

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A photo has been shared repeatedly on Facebook and Instagram alongside a claim it shows the height difference between girls' basketball teams from India and the United States. The claim, however, is false. The photo in fact shows girls' basketball teams from the US and El Salvador.

The post was shared on Facebook here on July 8, 2021. It was posted by an account with more than 125,000 followers.

The post's caption reads: "USA under 16 years old vs India under 16 years old*".

Screenshot of the misleading post taken on July 13 ( AFP)

The photo was also shared with a similar claim on Facebook here, here and here as well as on Instagram here and here

However, the claim is false.

A reverse image search on TinEye found the photo was taken in June 2019 at the International Baksetball Federation (FIBA) Americas U-16 Championship tournament.

It was used here in a Spanish-language news report about the match in Chile by Peruvian radio network RPP.

The US defeated the El Salvador team 114-19 in the under 16s women's championship match.

Sports news website AS USA also posted the photo on its official Twitter account. The result of the match can be seen here.  

The caption, translated from Spanish reads: "Don't worry, they are also 16-year olds like you. USA 114, El Salvador 19." 

The photo can also be seen in this YouTube video which summarises the game.

The video shows the team on the left wearing red USA jerseys. The team pictured on the right can be seen wearing blue and white El Salvador jerseys. 

A screenshot of the YouTube video taken on July 13, 2021

Footage of the game can also be seen here on the official YouTube channel for FIBA, the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). 

Below is a comparison of the photo shared in the misleading Facebook post (L) and the photo posted by AS USA on Twitter (R):