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Members of the Spanish national soccer team spend last night in D.C. at local nightclub

Capitale nightclub on Saturday night. (Photo courtesy of Capitale) Capitale nightclub on Saturday night. (Photographer Jayson Choi)

Hey isn’t that … soccer players Pepe Reina, Sergio Ramos, Xabi Alonso, Xavi Hernandez, Javi Martinez and Santi Cazorla, all members of the La Furia Roja at Capitale on Saturday night? The Spanish national soccer team had been in Washington over the past week gearing up for the FIFA World Cup in Brazil which begins Thursday.

For their last night in the District, a handful of the players (complete with their own security detail) headed to Capitale, a K Street nightclub where neon glo sticks, spandex and confetti reign supreme, at around midnight and stayed until just before closing at 2:30 a.m.

A source told us that Ramos and Alonso led the charge because they’d heard that Capitale was the place to go on Saturday nights and that the club reminded them of hot spots in Barcelona and Ibiza.

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