This photo shows a football pitch in Moscow, Russia
A photo has been shared hundreds of times in multiple Facebook and Twitter posts that claim it shows a football pitch inside a forest in India. The claim is false; the photo shows a football pitch in Russia.
This photo was published here on Facebook on August 4, 2020.
The post’s caption reads: “The beautiful football ground is not in Europe but in Ukhrul, Manipur, India. Exceptionally beautiful!!!”
Ukhrul is a town in India’s northeastern state of Manipur.
The claim, however, is false.
A reverse image search on Yandex found this video of the same football pitch published here on the website for US-based media agency Shutterstock.
The caption reads: “Football field in the forest, Moscow park Meshchersky. Football, a beautiful top view of the football field, which is located in the forest.”
The same football pitch can be seen here on Google Maps in Moscow’s Meshchersky park.
Below is a screenshot of an image tagged at the same location by a Google Maps user: