Tiesto, DJs battle on the soccer field at Fontainebleau Miami Beach


Tiesto, Team Holland beat Team Sweeden, 13-11, raise money for charity

The Dutch and Sweede teams at the ocean lawn at Fontainebleau Miami Beach

By Fred Gonzalez | fgonzalez@miami.com

With the most popular DJs in the world descending on Miami this week for Ultra, some of them decided to raise money for charity – but not with their mixing skills.

Instead, 14 DJs faced off in a soccer match on the ocean lawn of the Fontainebleau Miami Beach for bragging rights and to raise money for (RED), the global AIDS charity.

The game pitted the Dutch versus the Swedes, a battle that was won 13-11 by Team Netherlands, captained by Tiesto.

Team Sweeden led 6-5 at halftime, but Tiesto helped push Holland’s lead to 10-8 midway the second half and they never looked back. Each team played in a custom jersey made just for the match and that were signed by each player and will be auctioned off by (RED) with all proceeds going to the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa.

Captain of Team Sweeden was Sebastian Ingrosso from Swedish House Mafia. The rosters were made up of: Afrojack, Nicky Romero, Quintino, Sidney Samson, R3HAB, Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano for Team Netherlands;  Alesso, Adrian Lux, Olle Corneer and Stefan Engblom of Dada Life, AN21, and Otto Knows for Team Sweeden. DJ Cedric Gervais (France) was the referee.

In attendance at the match – Paris Hilton, who is reportedly dating Afrojack (real name Nick van de Wall). The two collaborated on Hilton’s recent single, Good Time. Reports have surfaced that Afrojack had split with his girlfriend of two years who was pregnant about the same time started hanging out with Hilton last fall.

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