Hyderabad: A post of girls in the blue and white Jersey is viral on social media. Users claim that they are from India's under 16 basketball team.

People have been comparing the height of players in both teams.

Fact Check

The claim is false.

NewsMeter performed a Google Reverse Image Search and found a similar image being uploaded by a website 'Reddit'. The website had shared the picture with a caption: "Team USA's U16 women's basketball team standing next to El Salvador's U16 team. The score was 114 to 19."

El Salvador is a country in Central America. We also found a YouTube video uploaded on October 2, 2020.

According to the description of the video, the USA U16 women's Basketball National team opened the FIBA Americas U16 championship tournament with a monster win. They beat El Salvador 114-19 in Puerto Asyen, Chile.

We then tried to search for the actual jersey of India's U16 girls basketball team. We found a website 'Vimocafe' that had shared the picture of the actual jersey of the team.

It is therefore evident that the viral claim is false. The girls in the blue and white jersey are not from India's U16 basketball team. They are from El Salvador.

Claim Review :   Girls in the blue and white Jersey are from Indias under 16 basketball team.
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

Tejal Sinha

Tejal Sinha is currently a Fact Checker at NewsMeter. She is pursuing Masters in Journalism and Communication from St Francis College for Women. She is open to learning new things while exploring the road to unbiased journalism. She has also been awarded best report by women journalists, 2021. You can follow Tejal on Twitter @SinhaTejal

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