In sports, Crissiumal is known as "the land of goalkeepers", because it was the home of several goalkeepers, the best of them being Taffarel, who played in the Brazilian sccer team in the 1994 FIFA World Cup, in Italy.
The economy of Crissiumal is based on small rural properties. Crissiumal is one of the largest Brazilian milk producers, with a daily production of about 70,000 liters of milk.
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