Fact Check: Photograph Of A Football Ground In Russia Shared As Manipur

The Logical Fact Check team investigates the claim that Viral photograph shows a football ground located in Manipur.

Manipur   |   6 Aug 2020 2:29 PM GMT / Updated : 2020-08-07T07:56:54+05:30
Writer : Aditi Chattopadhyay | Editor : Bharat Nayak | Creatives : Abhishek M
Fact Check: Photograph Of A Football Ground In Russia Shared As Manipur

A photograph of a football ground surrounded by trees is being circulated with the claim that the football ground is from Ukhrul in Manipur.

"The beautiful football ground is not in Europe but in Ukhrul, Manipur, India. Exceptionally beautiful!!!" reads the claim of one such post.


Viral photograph shows a football ground located in Manipur.

Fact Check:

The claim is False.

A reverse image search was done on Google which indicated that the football ground seen in the viral photograph is located in Moscow.

According to a blog post on Medium, the ground is in Moscow, located in a small community park called Meshchershy Park.

Further, images of this football park were also found in Google Maps.

The map says that the ground is called Forest Soccer Field.

Below is a comparison of the viral photograph (right) and a screenshot from Google maps (left):

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Claim Review :  Viral photograph shows a football ground located in Manipur.
Claimed By :  Social Media posts
Fact Check :  False
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Aditi Chattopadhyay

Aditi Chattopadhyay

Fact Checker

Aditi, part of the fact checking team of The Logical Indian likes to read, write, cook and laugh, in short live life as it is supposed to be. What makes her fascinated is to discover the truth behind a story and more often than not, it is either fact or myth at the end.

Bharat Nayak

Bharat Nayak

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As the founding editor, Bharat had been heading the newsroom during the formation years of the organization and worked towards editorial policies, conceptualizing and designing campaign strategies and collaborations. He believes that through the use of digital media, one could engage the millennial's in rational conversations about pertinent social issues, provoking them to think and bring a behavioral change accordingly.

Abhishek M

Abhishek M

Creative Supervisor

" An engineer by profession, Abhishek is the creative producer of the team, graphic designing is his passion and travelling his get away. In more ways than one, he makes the content visually appealing."

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