It's part and parcel of today's football, be it at international level or club level. What's good with having a lot of competition for one spot is that it tends to bring out the best in everyone involved.
"Neil Shaka Hislop" Chaconia Medal/CM is a former association football/football goalkeeper (football)/goalkeeper. The majority of his career was spent in the top division in England where he was a part of the Newcastle United F.C./Newcastle United team which finished second in the Premier League for two successive seasons under Kevin Keegan's first tenure. Before this he played for Reading F.C./Reading where he was on the losing side in the Football League Championship Play-Offs/1st Division play-offs despite finishing second overall (which became an automatic promotion slot the following season). He later played for West Ham United F.C./West Ham United on two separate occasions (receiving an FA Cup Runner-up medal during his second term in 2006) and also Portsmouth F.C./Portsmouth (where he won the Football League Championship/1st Division in 2002/03).More Shaka Hislop on Wikipedia.